warmonger

[ wawr-muhng-ger, -mong- ]
/ ˈwɔrˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ- /

noun

a person who advocates, endorses, or tries to precipitate war.

Nearby words

  1. warmed-up,
  2. warmer-upper,
  3. warming pan,
  4. warminster broom,
  5. warmist,
  6. warmongering,
  7. warmouth,
  8. warmth,
  9. warmup,
  10. warn

Origin of warmonger

First recorded in 1580–90; war1 + monger

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British Dictionary definitions for warmonger

warmonger

/ (ˈwɔːˌmʌŋɡə) /

noun

a person who fosters warlike ideas or advocates war
Derived Formswarmongering, noun

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Word Origin and History for warmonger

warmonger

n.

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

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