"quidnunc" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term quidnunc mean?

"Quidnunc" is a term derived from Latin and is used in English to refer to a person who is constantly eager to know or gossip about the latest news and events. It can be translated as "what now?" or "what's happening?" in a literal sense. However, its figurative meaning encompasses someone who is always seeking information, particularly about other people's affairs or current happenings.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences:
  • She is known as the neighborhood's quidnunc, always staying updated on everyone's lives and eagerly sharing the latest news.
  • The office gossip is the ultimate quidnunc, spreading rumors and speculations about colleagues without hesitation.
  • The online forum attracts a diverse group of quidnuncs who constantly seek out and discuss the latest trends, news, and rumors.
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