sleazemonger

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Etymology[edit]

sleaze +‎ -monger

Noun[edit]

sleazemonger (plural sleazemongers)

  1. One who maliciously spreads disgraceful information about someone; gossip, blabbermouth.
  2. A peddler of sleaze.
    • 1988, "Prince Charming", Complications, page 208
      Ernest cannot see himself telling Honoroff that his wife does pictures for that sex-obsessed sleazemonger.
    • a 2004, Hunter S. Thompson, "Mad Cow Disease Comes to the NBA", Hey Rube, page 49
      Not even the sleazemongers at Fox will pay big money to televise a dull & diminished NBA product.
    • 2011, Isabel Wolff, Rescuing Rose, page 273
      The P.R. king and tabloid sleazemonger?

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