from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dealer in a specific commodity. Often used in combination: an ironmonger.
- n. A person promoting something undesirable or discreditable. Often used in combination: a scandalmonger; a warmonger.
- transitive v. To peddle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dealer in a specific commodity, normally used in combination
- n. A person promoting something undesirable, always used in combination
- v. To sell or peddle something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trader; a dealer; -- now used chiefly in composition.
- n. A small merchant vessel.
- transitive v. To deal in; to make merchandise of; to traffic in; -- used chiefly of discreditable traffic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. A small kind of trading-vessel.
- To traffic in; deal in; make merchandise of: chiefly used in composition with its object, and often implying a petty and discreditable traffic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sell or offer for sale from place to place
- n. someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
Middle English mongere, from Old English mangere, from Latin mangō, dealer in slaves, probably of Greek origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English mangere, from Proto-Germanic *mangojan, from Latin mango "dealer, trader". (Wiktionary)