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warmonger

[wawr-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈwɔrˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/
noun
1.
a person who advocates, endorses, or tries to precipitate war.
Origin of warmonger
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; war1 + monger
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  • A warmonger, worse than any of his predecessors because he knew just what to sell and how to sell it.

    The K-Factor Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
British Dictionary definitions for warmonger

warmonger

/ˈwɔːˌmʌŋɡə/
noun
1.
a person who fosters warlike ideas or advocates war
Derived Forms
warmongering, noun
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Word Origin and History for warmonger
n.

1580s, from war (n.) + monger (n.). First attested in Spenser's "Faerie Queene," and perhaps coined by him.

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