- 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.
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
- 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 mang&omacron;, 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"