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 (no͞oz′mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-, nyo͞oz′-)
One who spreads news, especially a gossip.
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old-fashioned a gossip
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(ˈnuzˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-, ˈnyuz-)

a person who spreads gossip or idle talk; a gossip or gossipmonger.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.newsmonger - a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
communicator - a person who communicates with others
cat - a spiteful woman gossip; "what a cat she is!"
scandalmonger - a person who spreads malicious gossip
blabbermouth, talebearer, taleteller, tattler, tattletale, telltale - someone who gossips indiscreetly
yenta - (Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal
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A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
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References in classic literature ?
The newsmonger is of the number, but his manner is not quite hearty--there is something of surliness in his compliments.
They are always useless, and are besides perfect nonsense, When used by a newsmonger...." We decide, then we report.
ACROSS: 7 Delve' 8 Consume' 9 Imperil' 10 Taboo' 12 Astringent' 15 Newsmonger' 18 Leave' 19 Tension' 21 Shearer' 22 Gloss.
Hazlitt's own transition from crabbed philosopher to popular journalist emerges from the influence of writers like Francis Bacon and Edmund Burke ("an ingenious political essayist") and the eighteenth-century periodical essayists in whose writings, Hazlitt observes, "the philosopher and wit here commences newsmonger." Like Habermas after him, Hazlitt observes in his age a repositioning (and diffusion) of critical authority throughout society--a corollary of which is a peculiarly modern sense of himself as both a critic and a consumer of culture.
The 65-year-old Ritchie County native and local newsmonger is wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with the words "God Bless America." A fresh Ritchie Gazette is jammed in his back pocket.
It sure has had its share of trouble with newsmongers using this platform to share fake news and the free platform allowing for friends and family to clog phone memories with inconsequential forwards.
'However, when it comes to news, do not simply fall for it and become 'makcik atau pakcik bawang' (busybodies or newsmongers) who share the news right away without checking.