wordmonger
noun Date: 1590 a writer who uses words for show or without particular regard for meaning

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wordmonger — wordmongering, n. /werrd mung geuhr, mong /, n. a writer or speaker who uses words pretentiously or with careless disregard for meaning. [1580 90; WORD + MONGER] * * * …   Universalium

  • wordmonger — noun A dealer in words; a writer, speechmaker, etc …   Wiktionary

  • wordmonger — word•mon•ger [[t]ˈwɜrdˌmʌŋ gər, ˌmɒŋ [/t]] n. cvb a writer or speaker who uses words pretentiously or with careless disregard for meaning • Etymology: 1580–90 word′mon ger•ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • wordmonger — noun a writer who uses language carelessly or pretentiously with little regard for meaning • Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • wordmongering — See wordmonger. * * * …   Universalium

  • word|mon|ger|ing — «WURD MUHNG guhr ihng, MONG », noun. the act of dealing with words as a wordmonger does …   Useful english dictionary

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