Definition of money-mongering in US English:

money-mongering

noun

rare, derogatory
  • The action or practice of dealing in money; especially moneylending.

adjective

derogatory
  • That deals in money, especially that lends money.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Mercurius Pragmaticus (for King Charls II). From money + mongering, after money-monger<br>mid 17th century; earliest use found in Mercurius Fidelicus. From money + mongering, after money-monger.

Pronunciation

money-mongering

/ˈmʌnɪˌmʌŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/