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quidnunc

[kwid-nuhngk] /ˈkwɪdˌnʌŋk/
noun
1.
a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Latin quid nunc what now?
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quidnunc

/ˈkwɪdˌnʌŋk/
noun
1.
a person eager to learn news and scandal; gossipmonger
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, literally: what now
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Word Origin and History for quid-nunc

quidnunc

n.

"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?"

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