monger

[muhng-ger, mong-]
noun
1.
a person who is involved with something in a petty or contemptible way (usually used in combination): a gossipmonger.
2.
Chiefly British. a dealer in or trader of a commodity (usually used in combination): fishmonger.
verb (used with object)
3.
to sell; hawk.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English (noun); Old English mangere, equivalent to mang(ian) to trade, act as a monger (≪ Latin mangō salesman) + -ere -er1; cognate with Old Norse, Old High German mangari

mongering, noun, adjective
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monger (ˈmʌŋɡə)
 
n
1.  (in combination except in archaic use) a trader or dealer: ironmonger
2.  (in combination) a promoter of something unpleasant: warmonger
 
[Old English mangere, ultimately from Latin mangō dealer; compare Old High German mangari]
 
'mongering
 
n, —adj

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monger
O.E. mangere, from P.Gmc. mangojan (cf. O.S. mangon, O.N. manga), from L. mango (gen. mangonis) "dealer, trader," from a noun derivative of Gk. manganon "contrivance, means of enchantment," from PIE base *mang- "to embellish, dress, trim." Used in comb. form in Eng. since at least 12c.; since 16c. chiefly
with overtones of petty and disreputable. The modern verb is first recorded 1928, from the noun (but there was a verb form in O.E.). Related: Mongering.
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Example sentences
She's funny enough but you know, the lady is a gossip monger.
We've searched big supermarkets, butcher shops, a fish monger and a handful of
  fancy grocery stores.
He was a coal broker before becoming a wool monger and was a ruthless salesman.
It was quite funny buying the herbs in the local herb monger.
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