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monger

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EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

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
  3. A small merchant vessel.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blount to this entry?)

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VerbEdit

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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