Variant of wholesale
Origin: ME holesale (< phr. by hole sale, by wholesale): see whole & sale
- of, connected with, or engaged in such selling: wholesale prices
- extensive, sweeping, or indiscriminate: wholesale criticism
- in wholesale amounts or at wholesale prices
- extensively, sweepingly, or indiscriminately: to reject proposals wholesale
- wholesaler noun
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