(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. gossip, gossipmonger, scandalmonger, busybody; see gossip 2 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others: blab, gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, rumormonger, scandalmonger, tabby, talebearer, taleteller, tattle, tattler, tattletale, telltale, whisperer. Slang: yenta. See WORDS.

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  • newsmonger — noun Date: 1592 a person who is active in gathering and repeating news; especially gossip …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • newsmonger — /noohz mung geuhr, mong , nyoohz /, n. a person who spreads gossip or idle talk; a gossip or gossipmonger. [1590 1600; NEWS + MONGER] * * * …   Universalium

  • newsmonger — noun a) gossiper b) journalist …   Wiktionary

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  • newsmonger — n. Quidnunc, gossip, tale bearer mumble news …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • newsmonger — n gossip, gossipmonger, rumor monger, scandalmonger, dirt dealer, Inf. hatchet man; busybody, quidnunc, Sl. yenta; talebearer, telltale, tattler, tattletale, tittle tattler …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • newsmonger — news•mon•ger [[t]ˈnuzˌmʌŋ gər, ˌmɒŋ , ˈnyuz [/t]] n. a person who spreads gossip or idle talk; a gossip or gossipmonger • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • newsmonger — /ˈnjuzmʌŋgə/ (say nyoohzmungguh) noun a spreader of news by oral or written means, especially a gossip. {news + monger} …  

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