rumormonger


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ru·mor·mon·ger

 (ro͞o′mər-mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-)
n.
One who spreads rumors.
intr.v. ru·mor·mon·gered, ru·mor·mon·ger·ing, ru·mor·mon·gers
To engage in the spreading of rumors.

ru•mor•mon•ger

(ˈru mərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-)

n.
a person given to spreading rumors, often maliciously.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rumormonger - 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

rumormonger

noun
A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
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In the face of this tension, courtiers' "tongues concealed, eyebrows furled, lips twisted, eyes trembled, and rumormongers gained ground" (al-ahina tukanni wa-l-hawedib tataghtimazu wa-l-shifeth taltawi wa-l-dyun takhtaliju wa-l-wusha tadibbu).
Experts and rumormongers said the duck hunting was finished, that it would be years and even decades before the marshes would come back.
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