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wordmonger

[wurd-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈwɜrdˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/
noun
1.
a writer or speaker who uses words pretentiously or with careless disregard for meaning.
Origin of wordmonger
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; word + monger
Related forms
wordmongering, noun
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