phrasemonger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

phrase +‎ monger

Noun[edit]

phrasemonger (plural phrasemongers)

  1. (derogatory) One who uses overelaborate or wordy phrases.
    • 1837, Capel Lofft, Self-formation: or, The history of an individual mind (page 204)
      I was a true phrasemonger. I could not say a plain thing in a plain way. Simplicity, that one sure feature of truth, was to me sheer silliness.