quidnunc

quidnunc

[kwid-nuhngk]
noun
a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody.

Origin:
1700–10; < Latin quid nunc what now?

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quidnunc (ˈkwɪdˌnʌŋk)
 
n
a person eager to learn news and scandal; gossipmonger
 
[C18: from Latin, literally: what now]

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quidnunc
"gossip-monger," 1709, formed from L. quid "what" and nunc "now," to describe someone forever asking "What's the news?"
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