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

  • n. One who spreads malicious stories or gossip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An indiscreet person who spreads gossip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who officiously tells tales; one who impertinently or maliciously communicates intelligence, scandal, etc., and makes mischief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who tells tales likely to breed mischief; one who carries stories and makes mischief by his officiousness.

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

  • n. someone who gossips indiscreetly

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