mongers; mongering; mongered

A monger is a seller, especially of something specific like a fish monger or an iron monger.

You can use the noun monger as a word on its own, although it frequently shows up as a suffix, in words like cheesemonger. Monger can also be used as a verb meaning "to sell or peddle." In both cases, the word is a bit old fashioned, used more often these days to describe a person who promotes something hurtful, as in warmonger. The Old English root word is mangere, "merchant or broker," from the Latin mango, "dealer or trader."

Definitions of monger
  1. noun
    someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    synonyms: bargainer, dealer, trader
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    art dealer
    a dealer in works of art requiring esthetic evaluation
    a trader who exchanges goods and not money
    bibliopole, bibliopolist
    a dealer in secondhand books (especially rare or curious books)
    someone who sells cheese
    barrow-boy, barrow-man, costermonger
    a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow
    a dealer in cutlery
    a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials (and sometimes in clothing and drygoods)
    a dealer in stolen property
    fishmonger, fishwife
    someone who sells fish
    horse trader
    a hard bargainer
    hardwareman, ironmonger
    someone who sells hardware
    a dealer in textiles (especially silks)
    seedman, seedsman
    a dealer in seeds
    slop-seller, slopseller
    a dealer in cheap ready-made clothing
    stamp dealer
    a dealer in stamps (whose customers are stamp collectors)
    stock trader
    someone who buys and sells stock shares
    a retail dealer in yard goods
    print seller
    someone who sells etchings and engravings etc.
    profit taker
    someone who sells stock shares at a profit
    one who deals only with brokers or other jobbers
    type of:
    merchandiser, merchant
    a businessperson engaged in retail trade
  2. verb
    sell or offer for sale from place to place
    synonyms: hawk, huckster, peddle, pitch, vend
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    type of:
    deal, sell, trade
    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
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