monger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v monger sell or offer for sale from place to place
    • n monger someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Monger A small merchant vessel.
    • Monger A trader; a dealer; -- now used chiefly in composition; as, fishmonger, ironmonger, newsmonger .
    • v. t Monger To deal in; to make merchandise of; to traffic in; -- used chiefly of discreditable traffic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n monger A trader; a dealer: now used only or chiefly in composition: as, fishmonger, ironmonger. It is often used allusively, implying a petty or discreditable traffic or activity, as in scandal-monger, mutton-monger, whoremonger.
    • n monger A small kind of trading-vessel.
    • monger To traffic in; deal in; make merchandise of: chiefly used in composition with its object, and often implying a petty and discreditable traffic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Monger mung′gėr a trader: a dealer, chiefly in composition, sometimes depreciatory
    • v.t Monger to trade in
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Quotations

  • Titus Maccius Plautus
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    “Slander-mongers and those who listen to slander, if I had my way, would all be strung up, the talkers by the tongue, the listeners by the ears.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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

Usage

In literature:

Do you think she'd look at you, a beggarly news-monger?
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
Poor bourgeois money-mongers with their mushroom civilization.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
These were tales to stir circles of listeners wherever wandering mongers of caravels came and went.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
To match herself against the scandal-monger would be to step down to her level.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
But then it is the innocent old scandal-mongers, poor placid-minded well-protected hens, who are often the most harmful.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
But Asta Grundtvig paid no attention to the scandal mongers.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
He knew Ardelia Doblin as a spiteful, scandal-mongering woman.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
What an old compliment-monger he was!
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Besides, here I am alone in your studio in Bayreuth, the most scandal-mongering town I ever heard of.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
It is not the view of the scandal-mongers outside.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
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In poetry:

And, thou my match and marriage monger,
The marriage deed by thee was read;
The hands foretelling need and hunger
Were laid in blessing on my head.
"To My Misery" by Morris Rosenfeld
Oh, sweet friend, I would be so reassured if I
were in your arms. I am such a coward in face of
the gossip mongers and their false designs. They
will harm us, may hell fire burn them!
"The Lady" by Christine de Pizan

In news:

"I do believe there's fear mongering that's actually taking place," Thompson said.
TREB's fear-mongering hurts its arguments against Competition Bureau .
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Dating Or Just Being Fame Mongers.
Southern oil mongers have cooked up a new one with a petition to tear down the El Dorado Conference Center after the discovery of oil wells beneath the facility was made early this morning.
Obama's Medicare fear mongering will drown in the facts.
Don't fold to corporate fear-mongering.
Anti-Islam film: Network of hate -mongers behind video that touched off protests.
Cornelius Monger, MPD officer arrested for rape and incest .
I was deeply offended by the political cartoon on your editorial page on Sept.26 presenting Israel as a war monger.
Oil's well that ends well for the media fear-mongers.
Today's fast-pace rumor-mongering press could use a shot of old age journalism values.
The Westboro Baptist Church are nothing but hate mongers who picket the funerals of famous people and fallen soldiers merely for the media attention.
In his four years as a Routt County commissioner, Doug Monger has seen a lot of important issues come before him.
Monger is charged with Rape , Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure and Incest.
Officer Charles Monger has been with the Memphis Police Department since July 2006.
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In science:

Algebraic gossip: a network coding approach to optimal multiple rumor mongering.
Simple Random Walks on Radio Networks (Simple Random Walks on Hyper-Graphs)
This research has made use of NASA’s Astrophysics Data System, of the SIMBAD data base operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France, and of the plotting and analysis package SM, written by Robert Lupton and Patricia Monger.
Old-Population Hypervelocity Stars from the Galactic Center: Limits from the SDSS
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