phrase + monger
phrasemonger (plural phrasemongers)
- (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.