phrasemonger
noun Date: 1611 phrasemaker 2 • phrasemongering noun

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  • phrasemonger — n. A person who uses phrases or quotes that were coined by other people. Example Citation: Biff s little tirade was taken almost verbatim from the editorial in this morning s paper. He s such a phrasemonger! Categories: Language (General) Insults …   New words

  • phrasemonger — phrasemongering, n. /frayz mung geuhr, mong /, n. phrasemaker (def. 2). [1805 15; PHRASE + MONGER] * * * …   Universalium

  • phrasemonger — phrase•mon•ger [[t]ˈfreɪzˌmʌŋ gər, ˌmɒŋ [/t]] n. cvb phrasemaker 2) …   From formal English to slang

  • phrasemonger — /ˈfreɪzmʌŋgə/ (say frayzmungguh) noun someone who constantly uses important sounding but often meaningless phrases, usually not of his or her own invention. –phrasemongering, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • phrasemonger — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : one habitually using fine sounding but often empty phrases usually not of his own invention called also phraseman; compare phrasemaker 2 * * * phrasemongering, n. /frayz mung geuhr, mong /, n. phrasemaker (def. 2). [1805 15; …   Useful english dictionary

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  • phrasemongering — noun see phrasemonger …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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