from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who spreads news, especially a gossip.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A person who deals in news; one who employs much time in hearing and telling news; a retailer of gossip.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who deals in news; one who is active in hearing and telling news.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
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Accordingly, to add the strength of example to precept, Demetrius himself girt up his loins, and retreated with the most edifying speed to the opposite side of the ridge, accompanied by the greater part of the crowd, who had tarried there to witness the contest which the newsmonger promised, and were determined to take his word for their own safety.
The newsmonger is of the number, but his manner is not quite hearty — there is something of surliness in his compliments.
What news tell me? all hairs dresser are newsmonger.
She was a mischievous newsmonger, and was keenly wondering what the effect of her words would be.
“I knew he would show them to every newsmonger about the clubs,” said Phineas angrily.
Petersburg newsmonger — one of those men who choose their opinions like their clothes according to the fashion, but who for that very reason appear to be the warmest partisans.
And it was due in some measure to Oline that things had turned out no worse; so earnest was she in trying to secure a small remainder for herself that she dragged to light forgotten items that she, as gossip and newsmonger for years, remembered still, or matters outstanding which others would have passed over on purpose, to avoid causing unpleasantness to respectable fellow-citizens.
No matter what the Voice of America says, we know it is a newsmonger, although it claims to be objective.
Several dainty missives and a lace handkerchief, with a monogram, invited the unscrupulous and prying glance of the inquisitive newsmonger.
Upon this, Annette would vehemently maintain that fed they were, and amply, as she had seen Elliott cut up their meat; whilst the friendly newsmonger would charitably hint, that her intended knew as well as most men how to turn an _honest_ penny, by cheating the dogs of their food, and selling it elsewhere.