noun Date: 1884 a person who spreads rumors • rumormongering noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rumormonger — [ro͞o′mərmuŋ΄gər, ro͞o′mərmäŋ΄gər] n. a person who spreads rumors …   English World dictionary

  • rumormonger — /rooh meuhr mung geuhr, mong /, n. a person given to spreading rumors, often maliciously. [1930 35; RUMOR + MONGER] * * * …   Universalium

  • rumormonger — 1. noun A person who spreads rumors and gossip. Syn: blabbermouth, gossip, talebearer, telltale 2. verb To spread rumors and gossip …   Wiktionary

  • rumormonger — Synonyms and related words: a tale bearing animal, busybody, gossip, gossip columnist, gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, newspaperman, quidnunc, reporter, scandalmonger, tabby, talebearer, taleteller, tattler, tattletale, telltale, tittle… …   Moby Thesaurus

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

  • rumormonger — ru|mor|mon|ger [ rumər,mʌŋgər ] noun count someone who spreads RUMORS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rumormonger — n. one who spreads reports or rumors …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rumormonger — ru•mor•mon•ger [[t]ˈru mərˌmʌŋ gər, ˌmɒŋ [/t]] n. a person given to spreading rumors, often maliciously • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • rumormonger — noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others • Syn: ↑gossip, ↑gossiper, ↑gossipmonger, ↑rumourmonger, ↑newsmonger • Derivationally related forms: ↑gossip (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gossip — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. busybody, talebearer, chatterer; reports, rumors. v. i. talk, report, tattle, whisper. See curiosity, information, speech, news. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Local, petty talk] Syn. babble, chatter,… …   English dictionary for students

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