word-mongering

noun
word-mon·​ger·​ing | \ ˈwərd-ˌməŋ-g(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce word-mongering (audio) , -ˌmäŋ- \

Definition of word-mongering

: the use of empty or bombastic words

First Known Use of word-mongering

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Word-mongering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/word-mongering. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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