Main definitions of money-mongering in English

: money-mongering1money-mongering2

money-mongering1

noun

derogatory, rare
  • The action or practice of dealing in money; especially moneylending.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Mercurius Pragmaticus (for King Charls II). From money + mongering, after money-monger.

Pronunciation

money-mongering

/ˈmʌnɪˌmʌŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/

Main definitions of money-mongering in English

: money-mongering1money-mongering2

money-mongering2

adjective

derogatory
  • That deals in money, especially that lends money.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Mercurius Fidelicus. From money + mongering, after money-monger.

Pronunciation

money-mongering

/ˈmʌnɪˌmʌŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/