noun gro·cer \ˈgrō-sər, -shər\

: a person who sells food and other supplies for people's houses

Full Definition of GROCER

:  a dealer in staple foodstuffs, meats, produce, and dairy products and usually household supplies

Examples of GROCER

  1. Ask your local grocer if he sells organic fruits and vegetables.

Origin of GROCER

Middle English, from Anglo-French groser wholesaler, from gros coarse, wholesale — more at gross
First Known Use: 15th century
GROCER Defined for Kids


noun gro·cer \ˈgrō-sər\

Definition of GROCER for Kids

:  a person who sells food and household supplies


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