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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mungar, -er, Moungar, n. [e.m.E. and ME. mounger, munger, monger, OE. mangere.] As the second element of a compound: A dealer or trafficker, esp. one who carries on a petty or disreputable traffic, in the commodity specified. Also in fische mungar, Fisch n.1 3, Hure-mongar and manse moungar, Mans(e n. 2 b. — 1584 Melvill 176.
Drunkards, gluttones, whure and witch mungars

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