One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The practice or business of gathering and narrating news; gossiping.
Gossipy; characteristic of a newsmonger.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Hazlitt (1778–1830), writer and painter. From news + mongering, after newsmonger<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in George Dyer (1755–1841), author and advocate of political reform. From news + mongering, after newsmonger.
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