From Old English mangere (“merchant, trader, dealer”), from Proto-Germanic *mangōną, from Latin mango "dealer, trader", from Greek 'manganon' "contrivance, means of enchantment", from Proto-Indo-European *mang "to embellish, dress, trim"
monger (plural mongers)
- A dealer in a specific commodity, normally used in combination
- costermonger, fishmonger, ironmonger
- A person promoting something undesirable, always used in combination
- warmonger, sleazemonger, scaremonger
- A small merchant vessel.
- In The Seaman's Manual (1790), by Lt. Robert Wilson (RN), a monger is defined as "a small sea-vessel used by fishermen."
- Short for whoremonger.