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 (ro͞o′mər-mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-)
One who spreads rumors.
intr.v. ru·mor·mon·gered, ru·mor·mon·ger·ing, ru·mor·mon·gers
To engage in the spreading of rumors.
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(ˈru mərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-)

a person given to spreading rumors, often maliciously.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rumormonger - 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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Rumormonger: Edward Klein, author of The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew Hand How Far She'll Go to Become President
"I think he's a rumormonger and a troublemaker, and I think he's more interested in self-promotion than in journalism."
Sarah Blacher Cohen feels that Rivers resembles the traditional yente, "a woman of low origins or vulgar manners," a "scandal-spreader and rumormonger," although her biting sarcasm is not indiscriminate, but directed at celebrities and "people of high degree" ("Unkosher Comediennes" 118).
One is perhaps reminded of James Stephens's recollection in The Insurrection of Dublin of one rumormonger during the 1916 Easter rising "from whom rumour had sprung as though he wove them from his entrails....
The fund manager (regarded as something of a prophet by his fans but as a rumormonger by critics) has for several years argued to journalists and regulators that Tyco has been engaging "aggressive accounting and financial engineering."
As Gardner reasons, "if people would heed [the investment warnings], securities fraudsters could hype, tout, rumormonger and scam to their hearts' content without being able to manipulate markets or hurt anyone." (132)
Edgar Hoover's FBI and various mob figures, and winding up as a "cruel, spiteful rumormonger." At his funeral in 1972, his daughter was the only mourner.
As Roxas starts to simmer down, Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda joined the fray when he took a swipe at the Davao local executive for being a "rumormonger," a "spoiled dictatorial brat," a "two-bit goon," among others.
"This statement is completely false," according to, perhaps because a rumormonger confused Mr.
In just four years he has gone from reactionary rumormonger to openly gay journalist deeply skeptical of his former allies.