- The definition of a retailer is a person or company that sells goods to consumers at a mark up over wholesale.
An example of a retailer is Macy's.
Variant of retail
Origin: Middle English retaile from Old French retaille, literally , a cutting from retailler, to cut up from re-, again plush tailler, to cut: see tailor
- to sell individually or in small quantities; sell directly to the consumer
- to repeat or pass on (gossip, secrets, etc.) to others
Origin: ME retaylen
- retailer noun
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