cheese·​mon·​ger | \ ˈchēz-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce cheesemonger (audio) , -ˌmäŋ-gər \
plural cheesemongers

Definition of cheesemonger

: a merchant who specializes in cheese When you walk into a cheese shop to buy a wedge for your next party, your go-to person behind the counter is the cheesemonger.— Larissa Zimberoff A good cheesemonger will clearly label and display his or her cheeses.Wine Spectator

First Known Use of cheesemonger

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cheesemonger

Middle English chesemangere, chesemonger (in Anglo-French & Latin contexts), from chese cheese entry 1 + mangere, monger monger entry 1

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“Cheesemonger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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