scandalmonger

noun
scan·​dal·​mon·​ger | \ ˈskan-dᵊl-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce scandalmonger (audio) , -ˌmäŋ- \

Definition of scandalmonger

: a person who circulates scandal

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Other Words from scandalmonger

scandalmongering \ ˈskan-​dᵊl-​ˌməŋ-​g(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce scandalmongering (audio) , -​ˌmäŋ-​ \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Paparazzi and scandalmongers peek and pry via ubicomp. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Prof. Sterling’s Internet-of-Things Seminar," 2 June 2006

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First Known Use of scandalmonger

1709, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scandalmonger was in 1709

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“Scandalmonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scandalmonger. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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