From Middle English mongere, mangere, from Old English mangere (“merchant, trader, dealer”), from Old English mangian (“to trade, to traffic”) 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"
monger (plural mongers)
- (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.
- (in combination) A person promoting something undesirable.
- warmonger, sleazemonger, scaremonger
- 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."
- Clipping of whoremonger.
- (transitive, Britain) To sell or peddle something
- (in combination) To promote something undesirable.