Warmongerer or Warmonger





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Warmongerer or Warmonger :




“Monger” is a very old word for “dealer.” An ironmonger sells metal or hardware, and a fishmonger sells fish.


Warmongers do not literally sell wars, but they advocate and promote them.


For some reason lots of people tack an unneeded extra “-er” onto the end of this word.


Why would you say “mongerer” when you don’t say “dealerer”?



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