1. A trader; a dealer; now used chiefly in composition; as, fishmonger, ironmonger, newsmonger.

2. A small merchant vessel.

Origin: AS. Mangere, fr. Mangian to trade; akin to Icel. Manga to trade, mangari a trader, OHG. Mangari, mengari; cf. L. Mango a dealer in slaves.

(01 Mar 1998)

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