Definition of Grocer

1. Noun. A retail merchant who sells foodstuffs (and some household supplies).

Specialized synonyms: Greengrocer
Generic synonyms: Merchandiser, Merchant



Definition of Grocer

1. n. A trader who deals in tea, sugar, spices, coffee, fruits, and various other commodities.

Definition of Grocer

1. Noun. A person who sells groceries (foodstuffs and household items) retail from a grocery ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grocer

1. a dealer in foodstuffs and household supplies [n -S]

Medical Definition of Grocer

1. A trader who deals in tea, sugar, spices, coffee, fruits, and various other commodities. Grocer's itch, a disease of the akin, caused by handling sugar and treacle. Origin: Formerly written grosser, orig, one who sells by the gross, or deals by wholesale, fr. F. Grossier, marchand grossier, fr. Gros large, great. See Gross. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grocer

groane
groaned
groaner
groaners
groanes
groaneth
groanful
groaning
groaningly
groanings
groans
groanworthy
groat
groats
grobian
grocer (current term)
grocer's
grocer's itch
grocerant
grocerants
groceraunt
groceraunts
groceries
grocers
grocery
grocery bag
grocery boy
grocery list
grocery store
grocery stores

Literary usage of Grocer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the First Discovery and Settlement of Virginia by William Stith (1865)
"... of Antwerp, William Berkeley, Miles Banks, Cutler, Peter Higgons, grocer, Henry John, Gentleman, John Stokeley, Merchant-taylor, The Company of Mercers, ..."

2. The Analyst by Society of Public Analysts (Great Britain). (1880)
"Our versatile contemporary, the grocer, having completed its review of the German ... In the article in question, the grocer takes Mr. Allen to task for ..."

3. A survey of London by John Stow (1842)
"The grocer»' hall. On the north side of the churchyard remain t« o tombs of ... Also H. Keeble, grocer, mayor, gave to the seven alms people sixpence the ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"... grocer and dealer in Airdrie. Moffat, James, wright and builder in Glasgow ... merchant and grocer In Edinburgh ; a dividend after 24th February. ..."

5. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1846)
"CHAPTER I. THE grocer OF WOOD STREET AND HIS FAMILY. ... The whole household attended; for the worthy grocer, being a strict observer of his religious ..."

6. The Boston Book Market, 1679-1700 by Worthington Chauncey Ford, Club of Odd Volumes (1917)
"Appendices The grocer Books WHAT may be an earlier book venture than any in the Usher Papers is to be found in the Probate Office of Suffolk County. ..."

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