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English

Etymology

From "quid nunc?", What now?.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈkwɪdˌnʌŋk/

Noun

  1. Someone who attempts to know all that happens, but who is not careful of the facts.

Extensive Definition

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 Cricket Blues i.e. players who gained their blue by competing in the Varsity Match against Oxford University Cricket club.
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