A young woman shopping at a grocery store.
An example of a grocery is Trader Joe's.
- a grocer's store
- [pl.] the food and supplies sold by a grocer
Origin of groceryMiddle English grocerye from Old French grosserie
- A store selling foodstuffs and various household supplies. Also called grocery store .
- groceries Commodities sold by a grocer.
When referring to goods, the singular form is primarily used attributively, as in a grocery bill, a grocery list, etc. The plural form, groceries, is much more frequently used to refer to actual goods, especially in the US.