Definition of newsmongering in US English:

newsmongering

noun

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

adjective

derogatory
  • Gossipy; characteristic of a newsmonger.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

newsmongering

/ˈnjuːzˌmʌŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/