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quidnunc (plural quidnuncs)
- (archaic) A person eager to learn news and scandal.
- 1785, Rudolf Erich Raspe, chapter V, in The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen:
- We all did our duty, which, in the patriot's, soldier's, and gentleman's language, is a very comprehensive word, of great honour, meaning, and import, and of which the generality of idle quidnuncs and coffee-house politicians can hardly form any but a very mean and contemptible idea.