scandalmonger
noun Date: 1714 a person who circulates scandal • scandalmongering noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scandalmonger — [skan′dəl muŋ΄gər, skan′dəlmäŋ΄gər] n. a person who gossips maliciously and spreads scandal …   English World dictionary

  • scandalmonger — UK [ˈskænd(ə)lˌmʌŋɡə(r)] / US [ˈskænd(ə)lˌmʌŋɡər] noun [countable] Word forms scandalmonger : singular scandalmonger plural scandalmongers someone who tells people bad and shocking things about other people, especially things that are not true… …   English dictionary

  • scandalmonger — noun A person who trades in gossip. A person who collects and disseminates rumors. The reporter for the tabloid called himself a journalist but was really nothing more than a scandalmonger …   Wiktionary

  • scandalmonger — /skan dl mung geuhr, mong /, n. a person who spreads scandal or gossip. [1715 25; SCANDAL + MONGER] * * * …   Universalium

  • scandalmonger — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others: blab, gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, tabby, talebearer, taleteller, tattle, tattler, tattletale, telltale, whisperer. Slang: yenta. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • scandalmonger — scan|dal|mon|ger [ˈskændəlˌmʌŋgə US ˌma:ŋgər, ˌmʌŋ ] n someone who tells people untrue and shocking things about someone else …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scandalmonger — scan|dal|mon|ger [ skændl,mʌŋgər ] noun count someone who tells people bad and shocking things about other people, especially things that are not true …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scandalmonger — n. one who creates scandals, one who excites outrage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scandalmonger — noun a person who spreads rumours or malicious gossip …   English new terms dictionary

  • scandalmonger — noun (C) someone who tells people untrue and shocking things about someone else scandalmongering noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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