Grocer definition

grōsər
Frequency:
One that sells foodstuffs and various household supplies.
noun
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A storekeeper who sells food and various household supplies.
noun
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A person who sells groceries (foodstuffs and household items) retail from a grocery.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
grocer
Plural:
grocers

Origin of grocer

  • Middle English wholesaler from Anglo-Norman grosser from Medieval Latin grossārius, grocerius from Late Latin grossus thick

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition