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[ahy-ern-muhng-ger, -mong-ger]
noun Chiefly British.
  1. a dealer in hardware.
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Origin of ironmonger

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at iron, monger
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Examples from the Web for ironmonger

Historical Examples of ironmonger

  • An ironmonger's shop floor has sunk six feet in a similar way.

    The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2


  • "I'll try the ironmonger at Warminster," he said, to his wife.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope

  • I know I gave you ten shillings to settle this ironmonger fellow.

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    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

  • “I am not an ironmonger,” retorted the Doctor, again with the same grim smile.

    Robin Tremayne

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • "I don't think we shall have time to look for an ironmonger's," I said.

    Mud and Khaki

    Vernon Bartlett

British Dictionary definitions for ironmonger


  1. British a dealer in metal utensils, hardware, locks, etcUS and Canadian equivalent: hardware dealer
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Derived Formsironmongery, noun
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