scare·​mon·​ger ˈsker-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce scaremonger (audio)
: one inclined to raise or excite alarms especially needlessly
scaremongering noun

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scaremonger was in 1888

Dictionary Entries Near scaremonger

Cite this Entry

“Scaremonger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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