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

  • n. One who spreads rumors.
  • intransitive v. To engage in the spreading of rumors.

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  • n. A person who spreads rumors and gossip.
  • v. To spread rumors and gossip.

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

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


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  • 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.

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  • Every rumormonger in Orvieto claimed that Manfred was on the brink of marching out of southern Italy to make the whole peninsula his.

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  • Gibbs functions more like the White House bully and rumormonger than a real press secretary.

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  • Stumbled across this delightful word today!

    July 4, 2011