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1. A dealer in a specific commodity. Often used in combination: an ironmonger.
2. A person promoting something undesirable or discreditable. Often used in combination: a scandalmonger; a warmonger.
tr.v. mon·gered, mon·ger·ing, mon·gers
[Middle English mongere, from Old English mangere, from Latin mangō, dealer in slaves, probably of Greek origin.]
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1. (Commerce) (in combination except in archaic use) a trader or dealer: ironmonger.
2. (in combination) a promoter of something unpleasant: warmonger.
[Old English mangere, ultimately from Latin mangō dealer; compare Old High German mangari]
ˈmongering n, adj
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mon•ger(ˈmʌŋ gər, ˈmɒŋ-)
1. a person who is involved with something in a petty or contemptible way (usu. used in combination): a gossipmonger.
2. Chiefly Brit. a dealer in or trader of a commodity (usu. used in combination): fishmonger.v.t.
3. to sell; hawk.
[before 1000; Middle English (n.); Old English mangere=mang(ian) to trade, act as a monger (« Latin mangō salesman) + -ere -er1]
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|Noun||1.||monger - someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold|
art dealer - a dealer in works of art requiring esthetic evaluation
barterer - a trader who exchanges goods and not money
cheesemonger - someone who sells cheese
cutler - a dealer in cutlery
draper - a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials (and sometimes in clothing and drygoods)
fence - a dealer in stolen property
horse trader - a hard bargainer
hardwareman, ironmonger - someone who sells hardware; "in England they call a hardwareman an ironmonger"
mercer - a dealer in textiles (especially silks)
stamp dealer - a dealer in stamps (whose customers are stamp collectors)
stock trader - someone who buys and sells stock shares
|Verb||1.||monger - sell or offer for sale from place to place|
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