scandalmonger


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scan·dal·mon·ger

 (skăn′dl-mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-)
n.
One who spreads malicious gossip.

scan′dal·mon′ger·ing n.

scandalmonger

(ˈskændəlˌmʌŋɡə)
n
a person who spreads or enjoys scandal, gossip, etc

scan•dal•mon•ger

(ˈskæn dlˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-)

n.
a person who gossips about scandal.
[1715–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scandalmonger - a person who spreads malicious gossip
gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, gossip - a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

scandalmonger

noun
A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
Translations

scandalmonger

[ˈskændlˌmʌŋgəʳ] Nchismoso/a m/f

scandalmonger

[ˈskændlˌmʌŋgəʳ] nmalalingua
References in classic literature ?
I told you the fellow was nothing but a scandalmonger," said Gania.
Presently the intoler able scandalmonger withdrew, probably to inform the people in the billiard-room that we two were gambling on the verandah like mad.
Backus avers that the impressionable child responds to the Parnell scandal and attempts to revert its damage back on the scandalmonger, Healy.
Dixon tells another gripping biographical tale with his article on Iliodor, a major reactionary demagogue and scandalmonger, known as the ally and then enemy of Rasputin.
Fischer's hero, ace reporter turned television scandalmonger Paul Castle (nee Paulie Castelli, a nice Italian boy from Queens), is at his core a good man and a better journalist.
A King's Ransom: The Life of Charles Theveneau de Morande, Blackmailer, Scandalmonger, & Master-Spy" tells the story of this particularly unsavory individual who endured the wrath of much of late eighteenth century Europe for his actions.
This professional scandalmonger provokes a daily scandal in this most sensitive area of government.
A scandalmonger might reason that there are no beans left to spill.
Scandalmonger John Aubrey fueled the gossip that Burton hanged himself; see Oliver Lawson-Dick, ed.
Such is ScandalMonger, a trivia board game that hit store shelves last spring, and which I recently played against assorted journalists and news junkies--to the chagrin of the journalists.
But after coming out publicly in 1994, Brock began to have second thoughts about his role as the right wing's leading scandalmonger, especially as a gay man.