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One who spreads malicious stories or gossip.

tale′bear′ing adj. & n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.talebearing - prone to communicate confidential informationtalebearing - prone to communicate confidential information
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray


Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others:
Slang: scuttlebutt.
Inclined to gossip:
References in classic literature ?
Very little open quarrelling ever took place amongst them; but backbiting and talebearing were universal.
Though Rebecca had had the better of him, George was above the meanness of talebearing or revenge upon a lady--only he could not help cleverly confiding to Captain Crawley, next day, some notions of his regarding Miss Rebecca--that she was a sharp one, a dangerous one, a desperate flirt, &c.
5) In a draft text for this passage in "The Grey Annals," note to Year 66, [section]95, Galadriel herself denies any complicity on the part of her family: "and being perplexed and recalling suddenly with anger the words of Caranthir [one of the Sons of Feanor] she said ere she could set a guard on her tongue: 'For already the children of Finrod [later Finarfin] are charged with talebearing and treason to their kindred.