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 (no͞oz′mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-, nyo͞oz′-)
One who spreads news, especially a gossip.


old-fashioned a gossip


(ˈnuzˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-, ˈnyuz-)

a person who spreads gossip or idle talk; a gossip or gossipmonger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.newsmonger - 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.
References in classic literature ?
The newsmonger is of the number, but his manner is not quite hearty--there is something of surliness in his compliments.
Here two individuals playing the devil's tattoo [rhythmic drumming] on their pitchers, there a newsmonger just arrived .
They are always useless, and are besides perfect nonsense, When used by a newsmonger.
Hazlitt's own transition from crabbed philosopher to popular journalist emerges from the influence of writers like Francis Bacon and Edmund Burke ("an ingenious political essayist") and the eighteenth-century periodical essayists in whose writings, Hazlitt observes, "the philosopher and wit here commences newsmonger.
The 65-year-old Ritchie County native and local newsmonger is wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with the words "God Bless America.