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One who spreads malicious stories or gossip.

tale′bear′ing adj. & n.
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someone who gossips in an indiscreet manner
ˈtaleˌbearing n
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(ˈteɪlˌbɛər ər)

a person who spreads gossip.
tale′bear`ing, adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.talebearer - someone who gossips indiscreetlytalebearer - someone who gossips indiscreetly  
gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, gossip - a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
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A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
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[ˈteɪlˌbɛərəʳ] Nsoplón/ona m/f, chismoso/a m/f
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References in classic literature ?
She understood now that the real reason that Miss Henderson hated her was that she was a decent married girl; and she knew that the talebearers and the toadies hated her for the same reason, and were doing their best to make her life miserable.
Lukmon Alabi, popularly known as Luku Mobil, who was accused of spearheading the Ijora attack, however, denied any involvement in the clash, insisting that Oyetakin was just a talebearer and was not even anywhere near the venue of the party as of the time of the clash.
The Torah teaches, "You shall not go as a talebearer among your people; neither shall you stand idly by the blood of your neighbor" (Leviticus 19:16).
For instance, Mumtazer Turkone from Fetullah Gulen's Zaman daily likened Erdogan to a "spoilt and talebearer child." (51) Yilmaz Ozdil from Hurriyet warned Erdogan by saying, "Nobody would even like to remember you [after your death].
Of course, we all recognize Stanton for who he really is: A thinly disguised portrait of President Bill Clinton, the philandering, charming and wholly immoral talebearer; a simple-hearted liar who can lie about Uncle Charlie winning medals in World War II just as easily as he can lie about his sham marriage.
Leviticus (19:16), in warning against not being "a talebearer among your people, or standing idly by the blood of your neighbor," imposes substantial limits on the passage of information.
Two horses, Talebearer and Little Scrub, ran a dead heat.
Elie Mischel, Note, "Thou Shalt Not Go About as a Talebearer Among Thy People": Jewish Law and the Private Facts Tort, 24 CARDOZO ARTS & ENT.