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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Definitions for quidnunc
  1. a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody.

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Citations for quidnunc
You can hide nothing from the quidnunc of Hanbridge. Moreover, when a quidnunc in the streets of Hanbridge sees somebody famous or striking, or notorious, he does not pretend that he has seen nobody. Arnold Bennett, Denry the Audacious, 1911
A quidnunc by definition is a busybody, and we've got to admit it, that's exactly what we are--inquisitive and gossipy. Mark Seal, "The Quidnunc," Texas Monthly, August, 1986
Origin of quidnunc
1700-1710
Quidnunc comes from the classical Latin quid nunc meaning "what now." It entered English in the early 1700s.
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