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quidnunc

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noun quid·nunc \ˈkwid-ˌnəŋk\

Definition of quidnunc

  1. :  a person who seeks to know all the latest news or gossip :  busybody



Examples of quidnunc

  1. <with the arrival of our other friend, we at last had a quorum of quidnuncs and enough material to while away a long lunch hour>



Origin of quidnunc

Latin quid nunc what now?


First Known Use: 1709

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