fruit·​er·​er ˈfrü-tər-ər How to pronounce fruiterer (audio)
chiefly British
: a person who deals in fruit

Examples of fruiterer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every price tag was in every window, the fruiterer was a vision. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 26 Feb. 2023 Potential occupations listed included porter, mechanic, fisher and fruiterer. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 June 2021

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Word History


Middle English fruterer, borrowed from Anglo-French, doubly suffixed form of fruter "fruit-seller," from frut, fruit fruit entry 1 + -er -er;2

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fruiterer was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Fruiterer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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