1As the final element in compounds: trade or traffic in the commodity, etc., specified.
2Trading, trafficking; an instance of this.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Lord Byron (1788–1824), poet. From monger + -ing, after mongering.
As the final element in compounds: trading or trafficking in the commodity, etc., specified.
Late 16th century. Apparently from monger + -ing, as alteration of monging.