Definition of word-mongering in English:

word-mongering

adjective

depreciative
  • Of or designating a wordmonger; that engages in wordmongering.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), writer and Church of England clergyman. From word + mongering.

Pronunciation

word-mongering

/ˈwəːdˌmʌŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/