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scaremonger

[skair-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈskɛərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/
noun
1.
a person who creates or spreads alarming news.
Also called fearmonger [feer-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈfɪərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; scare + monger
Related forms
scaremongering, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scaremongering

scaremonger

/ˈskɛəˌmʌŋɡə/
noun
1.
a person who delights in spreading rumours of disaster
Derived Forms
scaremongering, noun
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Word Origin and History for scaremongering

scaremonger

n.

also scare-monger, 1888, from scare (n.) + monger (n.).

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