monger

[ muhng-ger, mong- ]
/ ˈmʌŋ gər, ˈmɒŋ- /

noun

a person who is involved with something in a petty or contemptible way (usually used in combination): a gossipmonger.
Chiefly British. a dealer in or trader of a commodity (usually used in combination): fishmonger;cheesemonger.

verb (used with object)

to sell; hawk.

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Origin of monger

before 1000; Middle English (noun); Old English mangere, equivalent to mang(ian) “to trade, act as a monger” (≪ Latin mangō “salesman”) + -ere -er1; cognate with Old Norse, Old High German mangari

OTHER WORDS FROM monger

mon·ger·ing, noun, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for monger

  • Cornelia grew weary and sick of the excitement, the fashionable chatter, the mongering of low gossips.

    A Friend of Caesar|William Stearns Davis

British Dictionary definitions for monger

monger
/ (ˈmʌŋɡə) /

noun

(in combination except in archaic use) a trader or dealerironmonger
(in combination) a promoter of something unpleasantwarmonger

Derived forms of monger

mongering, noun, adjective

Word Origin for monger

Old English mangere, ultimately from Latin mangō dealer; compare Old High German mangari
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