American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who spreads rumors.
- v. To engage in the spreading of rumors.
- n. a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
“This is the same standard it's always been: verify information or you're a rumormonger (which can also be fun and more profitable than journalism).”
“That Princess Keros lost her maidenhead—supposing she still had it—to some sort of rumormonger, some singer?”
“Give it to a rumormonger—you know the one named Lark?”
“And if you're going to say I was a rumormonger, tell me what rumor.”
“Local scandal-blogger, rumormonger, and fantasist Laura Oates is a real puzzler.”
“The naïve UP who tells us his Monday-morning-quarterback story has now been labeled a toxic rumormonger while the real saboteur has come out smelling like a rose.”
“Every rumormonger in Orvieto claimed that Manfred was on the brink of marching out of southern Italy to make the whole peninsula his.”
“The question reveals an editorial writer as unfamiliar with my draft proposal as any wild-eyed rumormonger on the Web.”
“Gibbs functions more like the White House bully and rumormonger than a real press secretary.”
“Our favorite Taiwanese rumormonger has struck again, this time bring us some scoop regarding Nokia.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘rumormonger’.
A list of compound derogatory names such as gapeseed, muckworm and lickspittle. Your one-word contributions to this list are welcome.
See sionnach's list derogatory terms I should use ...
dealer or trader; promoter of some activity or feeling
These are just some random words that I might find a list for someday.
Stephen Colbert asks "why is it that the only things you can monger are fear and fish?"
Looking for tweets for rumormonger.