ag·​ri·​biz ˈa-grə-ˌbiz How to pronounce agribiz (audio)
: agribusiness
Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided to let agribiz companies market genetically altered produce without the safety testing that usually accompanies such marketing.Richard Kahlenberg, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 1992

Word History


by shortening and respelling

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agribiz was in 1959

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near agribiz

Cite this Entry

“Agribiz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!