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.
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scandalmonger

(ˈskændəlˌmʌŋɡə)
n
a person who spreads or enjoys scandal, gossip, etc
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scan•dal•mon•ger

(ˈskæn dlˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-)

n.
a person who gossips about scandal.
[1715–25]
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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
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scandalmonger

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

scandalmonger

[ˈskændlˌmʌŋgəʳ] Nchismoso/a m/f
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scandalmonger

[ˈskændlˌmʌŋgəʳ] nmalalingua
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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.
Stead, according to Cohen, was the "most prominent Victorian scandalmonger" (7), and Stead himself claimed that the editor was "better than any man able to generate that steam, known as public opinion, which is the greatest force in politics" ("Government" 661).
Joyce's preoccupation with scandal dates to his childhood composition of the poem "Et Tu, Healy." 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.
(7.) Lexical items with internal functional projections (French trompe l'oeil literally 'fool-the-eye', English will-o'-the-wisp, Spanish correveidile 'scandalmonger', literally 'run-go-and-tell-him') do not constitute genuine counterevidence.
(14.) Scandalmonger John Aubrey fueled the gossip that Burton hanged himself; see Oliver Lawson-Dick, ed., Aubrey's Brief Lives (London, 1992), 165.