monger

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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. A dealer in a specific commodity, normally used in combination
    costermonger, fishmonger, ironmonger
  2. A person promoting something undesirable, always used in combination
    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."

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

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

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