news·​mon·​ger ˈnüz-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce newsmonger (audio) -ˌmäŋ- How to pronounce newsmonger (audio)
: a person who is active in gathering and repeating news
especially : gossip

Example Sentences

the neighborhood newsmonger came over to tell us that the Clarksons were putting in a pool

Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newsmonger was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Newsmonger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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