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grocer

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noun gro·cer \ˈgrō-sər, -shər\

Simple Definition of grocer

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of grocer

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

Examples of grocer in a sentence

  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

grocer

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noun gro·cer \ˈgrō-sər\

Definition of grocer for Students

  1. :  a person who sells food and household supplies





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