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mon·ger

 (mŭng′gər, mŏng′-)
n.
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
To peddle.

[Middle English mongere, from Old English mangere, from Latin mangō, dealer in slaves, probably of Greek origin.]

monger

(ˈmʌŋɡə)
n
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

mon•ger

(ˈmʌŋ gər, ˈmɒŋ-)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monger - someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be soldmonger - 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
bibliopole, bibliopolist - a dealer in secondhand books (especially rare or curious books)
cheesemonger - someone who sells cheese
barrow-boy, barrow-man, costermonger - a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow
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
fishmonger, fishwife - someone who sells fish
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)
merchandiser, merchant - a businessperson engaged in retail trade
seedman, seedsman - a dealer in seeds
slopseller, slop-seller - a dealer in cheap ready-made clothing
stamp dealer - a dealer in stamps (whose customers are stamp collectors)
stock trader - someone who buys and sells stock shares
Verb1.monger - sell or offer for sale from place to placemonger - sell or offer for sale from place to place
sell, trade, deal - do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
References in classic literature ?
Lawrence has been seen to go that way once or twice of an evening - and the village gossips say he goes to pay his addresses to the strange lady, and the scandal- mongers have greedily seized the rumour, to make it the basis of their own infernal structure.
He had no patience with the organized charities and the professional charity mongers.
Some of these fables, to my shame be it spoken, might possibly be traced back to my own veracious self; and if any passages of the present tale should startle the reader's faith, I must be content to bear the stigma of a fiction monger.
The Big Cheese Festival had promised "a plethora of the finest international cheesemakers and mongers showcasing their amazing cheeses".
An On Air Personality (OAP) and Nollywood actress, Destiny Amaka, has said that people think she is sick because of her massive weight loss, correcting the perception during the week, she asked rumour mongers to desist from sending her too many 'ugly comments'
I would also like to remind all these doom mongers that British exports are at a record high, the stock market closed at the end of the year at an all-time high and unemployment is at an all-time record low, hardly the doom monger scenario predicted by the Remainophobes.
Observing that rumours spread fast, especially through social media, the MoI noted in a post on Facebook that rumour mongers "love to spread anything without verifying its sources".
The department of combating cybercrime of the criminal inspection department seriously deals with rumors, in terms of tracking down the cyber mongers and referring them to justice.
RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD -- Rumors of sneaking of cannibals in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have kept the scared children and terrified elders alike indoors with appeals pouring in from the people to government to take action against rumor mongers.
Rumour mongers went to the extent of creating a Facebook page for the actor "RIP Kader Khan" and fans posted heaps of condolence messages using the micro-blogging site Twitter.
I don't even remember what a headache feels like," Castro claims in the article, adding that he was releasing the photos to show "how dishonest" the rumour mongers have been.