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English definition of “-monger”


suffix     /-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. → See also ironmonger, fishmongerEncouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiringUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men -mongering     /-ɪŋ/ suffix They accused him of rumour-mongering/scandal-mongering.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of -monger suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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