ru·​mor·​mon·​ger | \ ˈrü-mər-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce rumormonger (audio) , -ˌmäŋ- \

Definition of rumormonger

: a person who spreads rumors

Other Words from rumormonger

rumormongering \ ˈrü-​mər-​ˌməŋ-​gər-​iŋ How to pronounce rumormonger (audio) \ noun

Examples of rumormonger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This successfully makes the case, as is made elsewhere, that Trump was good at working the press — so good, in fact, that years later, a professional rumormonger remembers them with greater clarity than any time Trump made news. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 20 Aug. 2021 Stay to see Veronica Cartwright's uptight rumormonger vomit her weight in cherry stones. Clark Collis,, 1 May 2020 People who complained about food prices and empty stomachs were dismissed as liars and rumormongers. New York Times, 10 Mar. 2020 The reliable Apple rumormonger and analyst said Apple is planning to produce tens of millions of AirTag units by the end of the year. Don Reisinger, Fortune, 22 Feb. 2020 But the rumormongers were clever, insisting that for three years the Beatles had offered clues in their albums about McCartney’s demise and replacement. oregonlive, 24 Sep. 2019 The Source: Anonymous rumormongers talking to reputable fan sites Probability of Accuracy: This feels like a trap. Wired, 23 Sep. 2019 But one piece of information that's been less consistently bandied by rumormongers is what, precisely, Apple plans to call its next-gen smartphones. Lisa Eadicicco, Time, 5 Sep. 2017 Relatives have also begged rumormongers to lay off. Avi Selk, Washington Post, 17 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of rumormonger

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Rumormonger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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