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.
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.
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.
17) Indeed, most of the radical pressmen published plays: William Molineux, under surveillance in 1818, was the printer of Greenwood's The Death of Life) in London; or Tom & Jerry's Funeral (1823, Royal Coburg) while even Effingham Wilson, that inveterate royal scandalmonger of the 1810s, eventually published the closet drama Spirit of Peers and People.
I filed reports everywhere, even with scandalmonger journalist Heraldo Irreverent.
No longer must one choose between the labels of scandalmonger and serious writer.
While sensation sold newspapers, Bennett was far more than just a scandalmonger and purveyor of secondhand mayhem.