gos·​sip·​mon·​ger ˈgä-səp-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce gossipmonger (audio)
: a person who starts or spreads gossip

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 Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown Julie Andrews voices Lady Whistledown, the ton's voracious gossipmonger who sends each social season into a tizzy. Charlotte Walsh, Peoplemag, 3 May 2023 Anon plz — but the true identities behind popular Instagram gossipmonger DeuxMoi have just been spotted on Substack. Vulture, 20 May 2022 The rumors emerged on gossipmonger DeuxMoi’s Instagram Story, and fans reposted the screenshot on Reddit. Vulture, 22 Sep. 2022 Meanwhile, Coughlan’s gossipmonger Lady Whistledown continues to have a hold on the ‘ton, while keeping her double life a secret from most of the people closest to her but entrusting it to a key few. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Mar. 2022 The royal tastemaker is intent on finding out the identity of Lady Whistledown, the anonymous gossipmonger exposing the secrets (and hypocrisy) of London’s elite. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Ayamma and Dede are fans and daily watchers of a talk show hosted by an interviewer-cum-gossipmonger named Adenikeh (Abena). Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 12 Nov. 2021 The internet gossipmonger is quickly welcomed into the fold of conservative rabble-rousers; in some leafy enclave of Greater Washington, Laura Ingraham even hosts a party to introduce him around. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 21 Sep. 2021 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, 4 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gossipmonger was in 1836

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“Gossipmonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gossipmonger. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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