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How many types of mongers are there?

I'm familiar with "fishmongers" and "fearmongers", but I'm guessing there are others that aren't coming to mind.

@codesections iron monger and warmonger mostly come to mind, but merriam-webster.com/dictionary also mentions alemonger, rumormonger, scandalmonger, and hypemonger.

@codesections Warmongers, Rumormongers, Whoremongers, Hatemongers, and all of the matching pages on a search of wikipedia with monger in the name @ en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?t (except, probably the people named "Monger").

Originally, monger just meant a seller or dealer of something, then it became someone steeped in something... usually considered bad.

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> Originally, monger just meant a seller or dealer of something, then it became someone steeped in something... usually considered bad.

Agreed. The word "peddling" has followed an interestingly parallel trajectory

@codesections I read old books that mention ironmongers, but I am not clear exactly what they do. Sell lots of unrelated things made out of iron? Buy up old iron to remake?

@katre @codesections Ironmongers are going strong in my part of the world
ecosia.org/search?q=ironmonger

They sold what you needed for DIY before DIY stores took them over. It was rag and bone men who bought any old iron and sold it for scrap.

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