monger

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Etymology[edit]

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"

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monger ‎(plural mongers)

  1. (chiefly in combination) A dealer in a specific commodity.
    costermonger, fishmonger, ironmonger
    • 2005, Los Angeles Magazine (volume 50, number 11, page 111)
      For the freshest wild catch, ask your monger when the fish are running.
  2. (in combination) A person promoting something undesirable.
    warmonger, sleazemonger, scaremonger
  3. 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."
  4. Short for whoremonger.

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monger ‎(third-person singular simple present mongers, present participle mongering, simple past and past participle mongered)

  1. (transitive, Britain) To sell or peddle something

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