monger
I. noun Etymology: Middle English mongere, from Old English mangere, from Latin mangon-, mango, of Greek origin; akin to Greek manganon charm, philter Date: before 12th century 1. broker, dealer — usually used in combination <
alemonger
>
2. a person who attempts to stir up or spread something that is usually petty or discreditable — usually used in combination <
warmonger
>
II. transitive verb (mongered; mongering) Date: circa 1864 peddle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • -monger — ► COMBINING FORM 1) referring to a dealer or trader in a specified commodity (fishmonger). 2) chiefly derogatory referring to a person engaging in a particular activity (rumour monger). ORIGIN from Latin mango dealer …   English terms dictionary

  • Monger — Mon ger, n. [AS. mangere, fr. mangian to trade; akin to Icel. manga to trade, mangari a trader, OHG. mangari, mengari; cf. L. mango a dealer in slaves.] 1. A trader; a dealer; now used chiefly in composition; as, fishmonger, ironmonger,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monger — Mon ger, v. t. To deal in; to make merchandise of; to traffic in; used chiefly of discreditable traffic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monger — index broker, dealer, merchant, vendor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • monger — [muŋ′gər, mäŋ′gər] n. [ME mongere < OE mangere < L mango, dealer in tricked out wares < ? Gr * mangōn < manganon, device for deceiving: see MANGLE2] a dealer or trader: usually in compounds [fishmonger]: sometimes used figuratively… …   English World dictionary

  • monger — {{11}}monger (n.) O.E. mangere merchant, trader, broker, from mangian to traffic, trade, from P.Gmc. *mangojan (Cf. O.S. mangon, O.N. mangri), from L. mango (gen. mangonis) dealer, trader, slave dealer, from a noun derivative of Gk. manganon… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Monger — Recorded as Manger and Monger, this is an English medieval surname. It is occupational either for a person who worked in a stable or manger, or as a trader or merchant. The later styling was as costermonger, a term which usually described a… …   Surnames reference

  • monger — mongering, n., adj. /mung geuhr, mong /, n. 1. a person who is involved with something in a petty or contemptible way (usually used in combination): a gossipmonger. 2. Chiefly Brit. a dealer in or trader of a commodity (usually used in… …   Universalium

  • monger — Abbreviation: mong. Stupid people idiot, or alternatively can be used as a nickname for friends. Cassie is just a monger. OR Hey, mong, what s going on? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • monger — Abbreviation: mong. Stupid people idiot, or alternatively can be used as a nickname for friends. Cassie is just a monger. OR Hey, mong, what s going on? …   Dictionary of american slang

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