gos·​sip·​mon·​ger | \ˈgä-səp-ˌməŋ-gər, -ˌmäŋ-\

Definition of gossipmonger 

: a person who starts or spreads gossip

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the upcoming nuptials between the sixtyish businessman and the twentysomething have sent the gossipmongers into overdrive

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The Source: Random online gossipmongers Probability of Accuracy: Not even slightly true. Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "Cantina Talk: No, Kathleen Kennedy Isn't Leaving Lucasfilm," 18 June 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' lawsuit appeal," 5 May 2018 As such, Spanish gossipmonger Don Balon claims that Asensio is on their radar. SI.com, "Man City Could Respond to Missing Out on Sanchez by Raiding Real Madrid for €100m Emerging Superstar," 22 Jan. 2018 Unfortunately for thirsty gossipmongers, the video makes absolutely no references to Taylor and instead, begs the viewer to focus on how a basketball game between the Sheep and Tigers plays out. Peggy Truong, Cosmopolitan, "Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish” Video Includes a Nicki Minaj Halftime Show and Your Favorite Insta Famous Pug," 24 Aug. 2017 The double Oscar-winning actress filed suit Friday against FX Networks and producer Ryan Murphy’s company, alleging the drama inaccurately depicts her as a gossipmonger and is an invasion of privacy. Washington Post, "Famed Hollywood actress sues over ‘Feud’ depiction," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of gossipmonger

1836, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gossipmonger

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

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obstinately defiant of authority

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