Main meanings of newsmongering in English

: newsmongering1newsmongering2

newsmongering1

Pronunciation /ˈnjuːzˌmʌŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/

noun

derogatory
  • The practice or business of gathering and narrating news; gossiping.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Hazlitt (1778–1830), writer and painter. From news + mongering, after newsmonger.

Main meanings of newsmongering in English

: newsmongering1newsmongering2

newsmongering2

Pronunciation /ˈnjuːzˌmʌŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/

adjective

derogatory
  • Gossipy; characteristic of a newsmonger.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Dyer (1755–1841), author and advocate of political reform. From news + mongering, after newsmonger.