word-mon·​ger·​ing ˈwərd-ˌməŋ-g(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce word-mongering (audio)
: the use of empty or bombastic words

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of word-mongering was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Word-mongering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/word-mongering. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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