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1Denoting a dealer or trader in a specified commodity.‘fishmonger’‘cheesemonger’
- 1.1 A person who promotes a specified activity, situation, or feeling, especially one that is undesirable or discreditable.‘rumormonger’‘warmonger’
- 1.1 A person who promotes a specified activity, situation, or feeling, especially one that is undesirable or discreditable.
Old English mangere, from mangian to traffic of Germanic origin, based on Latin mango dealer.
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