gossipmonger

noun
gos·​sip·​mon·​ger | \ ˈgä-səp-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce gossipmonger (audio) , -ˌmäŋ- \

Definition of gossipmonger

: a person who starts or spreads gossip

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Examples of gossipmonger in a Sentence

the upcoming nuptials between the sixtyish businessman and the twentysomething have sent the gossipmongers into overdrive
Recent Examples on the Web Helen plants a story about the film with gossipmonger Hedda Hopper, and Avis greenlights a new movie written by Archie and directed by Raymond. Jean Bentley, refinery29.com, "Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood Limited Series Binge Club: Episodes 1-7," 4 May 2020 De Havilland objected to her depiction on the show, saying her likeness was illegally used and her character, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, came across as a vulgar gossipmonger. Fox News, "Olivia de Havilland files 'Feud' defamation lawsuit appeal," 2 Oct. 2018 De Havilland objected to her depiction on the show, saying her likeness was illegally used and her character, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, came across as a vulgar gossipmonger. Fox News, "Olivia de Havilland files 'Feud' defamation lawsuit appeal," 2 Oct. 2018 De Havilland objected to her depiction on the show, saying her likeness was illegally used and her character, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, came across as a vulgar gossipmonger. Fox News, "Olivia de Havilland files 'Feud' defamation lawsuit appeal," 2 Oct. 2018 De Havilland objected to her depiction on the show, saying her likeness was illegally used and her character, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, came across as a vulgar gossipmonger. Fox News, "Olivia de Havilland files 'Feud' defamation lawsuit appeal," 2 Oct. 2018 De Havilland objected to her depiction on the show, saying her likeness was illegally used and her character, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, came across as a vulgar gossipmonger. Fox News, "Olivia de Havilland files 'Feud' defamation lawsuit appeal," 2 Oct. 2018 De Havilland objected to her depiction on the show, saying her likeness was illegally used and her character, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, came across as a vulgar gossipmonger. Fox News, "Olivia de Havilland files 'Feud' defamation lawsuit appeal," 2 Oct. 2018 De Havilland objected to her depiction on the show, saying her likeness was illegally used and her character, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, came across as a vulgar gossipmonger. Fox News, "Olivia de Havilland files 'Feud' defamation lawsuit appeal," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of gossipmonger

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Gossipmonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gossipmonger. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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gossipmonger

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English Language Learners Definition of gossipmonger

disapproving : a person who enjoys talking about other people's private lives : a person who spreads gossip

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