Etymology
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scare-monger (n.)

also scaremonger, "alarmist, one who spreads terrifying reports," 1888, from scare (n.) + monger (n.). Related: Scare-mongering.

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monger (v.)

"to traffic in, deal in," often implying a petty or disagreeable traffic, by 1897, from monger (n.). Not considered to be from Old English mangian. Related: Mongered; mongering (1846).

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