Monger meaning

mŭnggər, mŏng-
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To disseminate, promote, etc., often in a way that is regarded as deceptive or self-serving.
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A dealer in a specific commodity. Often used in combination.

An ironmonger.

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A person promoting something undesirable or discreditable. Often used in combination.

A scandalmonger; a warmonger.

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The definition of a monger is a dealer or trader.

An example of a monger is someone who sells fish; a fishmonger.

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A dealer in a specific commodity, normally used in combination.

Costermonger, fishmonger, ironmonger.

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A person promoting something undesirable, always used in combination.

Warmonger, sleazemonger.

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A small merchant vessel.

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(UK) To sell or peddle something.
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A person who sells the specified thing, such as a fishmonger.
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(by extension) A person who spreads or encourages the specified thing; in modern coinages, the thing mongered is usually undesirable and intangible.
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Monger is defined as to promote in a deceptive way.

An example of monger is to falsely advertise a product.

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To peddle.
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A dealer or trader.
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Origin of monger

  • Middle English mongere from Old English mangere from Latin mangō dealer in slaves probably of Greek origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English mangere (“merchant, trader, dealer"), from Proto-Germanic *mangōnÄ…, from Latin mango "dealer, trader", from Greek 'manganon' "contrivance, means of enchantment", from Proto-Indo-European *mang "to embellish, dress, trim"

    From Wiktionary