- (KWID-noonk) [Latin: what now?] A person with a strong desire to know the latest news; a busybody or gossip.
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Quidnunc — Quidnunc, from the Latin words quid nunc what now , meaning what s the news , can refer to: *a gossip *the nickname of British journalist Patrick Campbell, 3rd Baron Glenavy *The Quidnunc Cricket Club is a club consisitng of all living Cambridge… … Wikipedia
Quidnunc — Quid nunc, n. [L., what now?] One who is curious to know everything that passes; one who knows, or pretends to know, all that is going on. The idle stories of quidnuncs. Motley. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
quidnunc — (n.) gossip monger, 1709, formed from L. quid what and nunc now, to describe someone forever asking What s the news? … Etymology dictionary
quidnunc — [kwid′nuŋk΄] n. [L, lit., what now?] an inquisitive, gossipy person; busybody … English World dictionary
quidnunc — noun Etymology: Latin quid nunc what now? Date: 1709 a person who seeks to know all the latest news or gossip ; busybody … New Collegiate Dictionary
quidnunc — /kwid nungk /, n. a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody. [1700 10; < L quid nunc what now?] * * * … Universalium
quidnunc — noun /ˈkwɪdˌnʌŋk/ A person eager to learn news and scandal Syn: busybody, buttinsky, gossip, newsmonger … Wiktionary
quidnunc — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person given to intruding in other people s affairs: busybody, interloper, meddler. Informal: kibitzer. Slang: buttinsky. Archaic: pragmatic. See PARTICIPATE … English dictionary for students
quidnunc — [ kwɪdnʌŋk] noun archaic an inquisitive, gossipy person. Origin C18: from L. quid nunc? what now? … English new terms dictionary
quidnunc — n. Newsmonger, gossiper … New dictionary of synonyms