[mer-i-trish-uh s] /ˌmɛr ɪˈtrɪʃ əs/
alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdry.
based on pretense, deception, or insincerity.
pertaining to or characteristic of a prostitute.
superficially or garishly attractive
insincere: meretricious praise
(archaic) of, like, or relating to a prostitute
1620s, “pertaining to harlots,” from Latin meretricius “of or pertaining to prostitutes,” from meretrix (genitive meretricis) “prostitute,” literally “woman who earns money,” from merere, mereri “to earn, gain” (see merit (n.)). Meaning “gaudily alluring” is from 1630s. Related: Meretriciously; meretriciousness.
[mer-gan-ser] /mərˈgæn sər/ noun, plural mergansers (especially collectively) merganser. 1. any of several fish-eating diving ducks of the subfamily Merginae, having a narrow bill hooked at the tip and serrated at the edges. /mɜːˈɡænsə/ noun (pl) -sers, -ser 1. any of several typically crested large marine diving ducks of the genus Mergus, having a long […]
[mur-jee] /mɜrˈdʒi/ noun 1. a participant in a .
[murj] /mɜrdʒ/ verb (used with object), merged, merging. 1. to cause to combine or coalesce; unite. 2. to combine, blend, or unite gradually so as to blur the individuality or individual identity of: They voted to merge the two branch offices into a single unit. verb (used without object), merged, merging. 3. to become combined, […]
[mur-guh n-thaw-ler; German mer-guh n-tah-luh r] /ˈmɜr gənˌθɔ lər; German ˈmɛr gənˌtɑ lər/ noun 1. Ottmar [ot-mahr;; German awt-mahr] /ˈɒt mɑr;; German ˈɔt mɑr/ (Show IPA), 1854–99, U.S. inventor of the Linotype, born in Germany.