Definition of wordmonger in English:

wordmonger

noun

  • Originally: a person who deals in strange, pedantic, or empty words (depreciative). Now also: a person skilled in the use of words.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Tarltons Newes out of Purgatorie. From word + monger.

Pronunciation

wordmonger

/ˈwəːdˌmʌŋɡə/