from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A writer or speaker who uses language pretentiously or carelessly.
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- n. A dealer in words; a writer, speechmaker, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a writer who uses language carelessly or pretentiously with little regard for meaning
Belgian soldier, fighting for a truth that is at the very heart and depth of all things true, puts the mere wordmonger to shame.
That a man of More's massive learning, noble eloquence, and divine genius should need the testimony of a mere elegant wordmonger like Blair, seems ludicrous enough; and Addison himself, except in wit and humour, was not worthy to have untied the shoelatchets of the old Platonist.
Fred: For a wordmonger, you don’t have a very good command of words.
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