wordmonger

noun
word·​mon·​ger | \ ˈwərd-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce wordmonger (audio) , -ˌmäŋ- How to pronounce wordmonger (audio) \

Definition of wordmonger

: a writer who uses words for show or without particular regard for meaning

First Known Use of wordmonger

1590, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About wordmonger

Time Traveler for wordmonger

Time Traveler

The first known use of wordmonger was in 1590

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near wordmonger

word-man

wordmonger

word-mongering

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for wordmonger

Cite this Entry

“Wordmonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wordmonger. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on wordmonger

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for wordmonger

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!