Definition of -monger in English:

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-monger

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌŋɡə/

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1Denoting a dealer or trader in a specified commodity: fishmonger cheesemonger
1.1Denoting a person who promotes a specified activity, situation, or feeling, especially one that is undesirable or discreditable: warmonger

Origin

Old English mangere, from mangian 'to traffic', of Germanic origin, based on Latin mango 'dealer'.

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