Main definitions of mongering in English

: mongering1mongering2

mongering1

Pronunciation /ˈmʌŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/

noun

derogatory
  • 1As the final element in compounds: trade or traffic in the commodity, etc., specified.

  • 2Trading, trafficking; an instance of this.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Lord Byron (1788–1824), poet. From monger + -ing, after mongering.

Main definitions of mongering in English

: mongering1mongering2

mongering2

Pronunciation /ˈmʌŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/

adjective

derogatory
  • As the final element in compounds: trading or trafficking in the commodity, etc., specified.

Origin

Late 16th century. Apparently from monger + -ing, as alteration of monging.