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n.1.One who studies the fashions; a fop; a dandy.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Adam Ladd had been driving through Boston streets on a cold spring day when nature and the fashion-mongers were holding out promises which seemed far from performance.
The salaried academic, Rigby reveals, is just as likely as Brewer's amateur gentleman to be a fashion-monger. Yet, like Brewer, he remains convinced that professional criticism (an 'intellectual discipline with claims to producing knowledge of the world', p.