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English definition of “-monger”


suffix uk   /-mʌŋ.ɡər/ us    /-ɡɚ/ mainly disapproving
a person who encourages a particular activity, especially one that causes trouble: They're nothing but a bunch of war-mongers. Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiringUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
suffix uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
They accused him of rumour-mongering/scandal-mongering.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
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