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 (no͞oz′mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-, nyo͞oz′-)
One who spreads news, especially a gossip.


old-fashioned a gossip


(ˈnuzˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-, ˈnyuz-)

a person who spreads gossip or idle talk; a gossip or gossipmonger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.newsmonger - a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
communicator - a person who communicates with others
cat - a spiteful woman gossip; "what a cat she is!"
scandalmonger - a person who spreads malicious gossip
blabbermouth, talebearer, taleteller, tattler, tattletale, telltale - someone who gossips indiscreetly
yenta - (Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal


A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
References in classic literature ?
The newsmonger is of the number, but his manner is not quite hearty--there is something of surliness in his compliments.
Hazlitt's own transition from crabbed philosopher to popular journalist emerges from the influence of writers like Francis Bacon and Edmund Burke ("an ingenious political essayist") and the eighteenth-century periodical essayists in whose writings, Hazlitt observes, "the philosopher and wit here commences newsmonger.
The 65-year-old Ritchie County native and local newsmonger is wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with the words "God Bless America.