Synonyms for quidnunc

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They call him Quidnunc—Mister Quidnunc, too, and don't you forget it.

I went my way home and to bed, but was not done with Quidnunc.

Quidnunc, kwid′nungk, n. one always on the lookout for news: one who pretends to know all occurrences.

If Quidnunc and Mrs. Ventris were not under our law, neither are the sun, moon and stars, neither are the apes and peacocks.

I have not personally come across any other cases where a male fairy took upon him the burden of a man than that of Quidnunc.

Even there I have never been satisfied that Quidnunc became man to the extent that Mrs. Ventris did.

Quidnunc, no doubt, was the father of Lady Emily's children; but were those children human?

He even becomes a quidnunc, prying now and then into the personal affairs of his superiors.

Beside the Quidnunc and the party politician, another class of reader now appeared demanding aliment in the press.

WORD ORIGIN

"gossip-monger," 1709, formed from Latin quid "what?" (neuter of interrogative pronoun quis "who?;" see who) and nunc "now" (see now), to describe someone forever asking "What's the news?"

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUIDNUNC

gossiper

nounperson who gossips
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