from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who relates gossip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who spreads gossip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


gossip +‎ -monger (Wiktionary)



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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