wordmonger

[ wurd-muhng-ger, -mong- ]
/ ˈwɜrdˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ- /

noun

a writer or speaker who uses words pretentiously or with careless disregard for meaning.

Nearby words

  1. worde, wynkyn de,
  2. wordie,
  3. wording,
  4. wordless,
  5. wordlessly,
  6. wordplay,
  7. words,
  8. words fail me,
  9. words of one syllable, in,
  10. words stick in one's throat

Origin of wordmonger

First recorded in 1580–90; word + monger

Related formsword·mon·ger·ing, noun

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