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warmonger

[wawr-muhng-ger, -mong-]
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noun
  1. a person who advocates, endorses, or tries to precipitate war.
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Origin of warmonger

First recorded in 1580–90; war1 + monger
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Related Words

militantcombatanthawkfighterjingoist

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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

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