from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who gossips.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A chatty or gossiping person; a scandal-bearer.

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  • noun A person who spreads gossip.

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  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others


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gossip +‎ -monger


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  • I must confess

    the angels were equally beautiful,

    but their splendor

    had a juvenile, melancholy air of naïveté.

    My beloved Eve did not like them.

    She thought them to be gossipmongers,

    spying on us day and night

    through the branches of the trees

    and from beneath the rocks.

    - Abbas Saffari, 'Our Story', translated from the Persian by Elham Rassi.

    November 10, 2008