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

Definition of rumormonger

: a person who spreads rumors

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Stay to see Veronica Cartwright's uptight rumormonger vomit her weight in cherry stones. Clark Collis,, "The 10 best witch movies," 1 May 2020 People who complained about food prices and empty stomachs were dismissed as liars and rumormongers. New York Times, "In Coronavirus Fight, China’s Vulnerable Fall Through the Cracks," 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, "Apple course corrects for the coronavirus to keep its next iPhones on track," 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, "Paul McCartney’s death shocked the Beatle 50 years ago, but he figured he ‘would be the last to know’ of his demise," 24 Sep. 2019 The Source: Anonymous rumormongers talking to reputable fan sites Probability of Accuracy: This feels like a trap. Wired, "Cantina Talk: Is This the Opening Sequence of Rise of Skywalker?," 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, "What Will Apple's New iPhone Be Called? We Rounded Up the Possible Names," 5 Sep. 2017 Relatives have also begged rumormongers to lay off. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "In rumors around a DNC staffer’s death, a whiff of a Clinton-era conspiracy theory," 17 May 2017 That’s the theory of various rumormongers, who have grabbed images of a butt-ugly smartphone prototype claimed to be the first incarnation of Android. David Becker, WIRED, "Googlephone Ready for February Debut?," 27 Dec. 2007

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First Known Use of rumormonger

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Rumormonger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rumormonger

disapproving : a person who enjoys spreading rumors

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