Origin of mongerMiddle English mongere from Old English mangere from Classical Latin mango, dealer in tricked-out wares from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Greek an unverified form mang?n from manganon, device for deceiving: see mangle
- The definition of a monger is a dealer or trader.
An example of a monger is someone who sells fish; a fishmonger.
- Monger is defined as to promote in a deceptive way.
An example of monger is to falsely advertise a product.
- A dealer in a specific commodity. Often used in combination: an ironmonger.
- A person promoting something undesirable or discreditable. Often used in combination: a scandalmonger; a warmonger.
transitive verbmon·gered, mon·ger·ing, mon·gers
Origin of mongerMiddle English mongere from Old English mangere from Latin mangō dealer in slaves probably of Greek origin
(third-person singular simple present mongers, present participle mongering, simple past and past participle mongered)
Old English mangere (“merchant, trader, dealer"), from Proto-Germanic *mangÅnÄ…, from Latin mango "dealer, trader", from Greek 'manganon' "contrivance, means of enchantment", from Proto-Indo-European *mang "to embellish, dress, trim"
- Incidentally, Casey Johnson was reportedly engaged to media monger Tila Tequila.
- Oh, what a surprise, fame monger Tila Tequila is not pregnant.
- The fact that this fame monger is engaged isn't really news.