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 (wûrd′mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-)
A writer or speaker who uses language pretentiously or carelessly.

word′mon′ger·ing n.


1. a person who uses words skilfully
2. censorious a person who uses words pretentiously


(ˈwɜrdˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-)

a writer or speaker who uses words pretentiously or with careless disregard for meaning.
word′mon`ger•ing, n.
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Noun1.wordmonger - a writer who uses language carelessly or pretentiously with little regard for meaning
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
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It prefers the wise philosopher to the clever wordmonger, the devout priest to the sentimentalist preacher, the real artist to the pornographer, the respectable lawyer to the shyster, the honest businessman to the conman, the responsible statesman to the demagogic deceiver, and the responsible financier to the greedy manipulator.
In effect, he co-opted orderly Conceptualism for the sake of dynamic messiness, feminism for the sake of a general gender skepticism (which Raymond Pettibon, another imagemaker and wordmonger, also nailed), and found a way to break into the closed conversation of academic late modernism.
Among my favorite wordmongers are those who prowl the lunatic fringes of language, lunatic because the ancients believed that prolonged exposure to the moon (Latin luna) rendered one moonstruck, or daft.