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 (ro͞o′mər-mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-)
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.


(ˈru mərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-)

a person given to spreading rumors, often maliciously.
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


A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
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The Saudi government acted with utmost inability, incompetency and weakness in the three stages of the preliminary planning, the Hajj ceremony and management of the crisis and this catastrophe cannot be hidden behind this government's rumormongering," Shamkhani said in the Central province of Markazi.
Kast's comments, and others like it, have raised hackles among some left-wing figures, who say the rumormongering constitutes an obvious and orchestrated effort to destabilize the government.
The CAC issued a 10clause regulation earlier this month ruling that avatars and account handles should not include information that violated the Constitution or the law; subverted state power or undermined national security and sovereignty; or were deemed rumormongering, Xinhua reported.
Mike Casey's Dasher comes across as a gung-ho military type, who considers himself above the vicious rumormongering, and doesn't want to talk about it.
Given that judges may draw from their own views of circumstances, this provision opens the way to slander and rumormongering.
Only a few reputable public accounts are allowed to release information on Xiaomi to minimize the risks of rumormongering, Li said.