Definitions

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

  • noun A person who needlessly alarms others, as by spreading exaggerated rumors of impending danger.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who excites alarm; one who is prone to raise an alarm, as by exaggerating bad news or prophesying calamities, particularly in regard to political or social matters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One prone to sound or excite alarms, especially, needless alarms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who causes others to become alarmed without cause.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who alarms others needlessly

Etymologies

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alarm +‎ -ist

Examples

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  • We had one of these in my freshman dorm. She alarmed us night after night, with the fire alarm, for weeks on end before finally getting caught.

    July 3, 2009