green·​gro·​cer ˈgrēn-ˌgrō-sər How to pronounce greengrocer (audio)
chiefly British
: a retailer of fresh vegetables and fruit
ˈgrēn-ˌgrō-sə-rē How to pronounce greengrocer (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Muhammad Radaqat, a 27-year-old greengrocer, is worried. Sophia Saifi, CNN, 2 Feb. 2023 Produce for the meal was mainly sourced from the local greengrocer, Frank Vork’s, as well as the nearby Italian deli. Ellie Pithers, New York Times, 22 Dec. 2022 Before the bustles, bustiers, and bottom paddings, the tartan and tailoring, Vivienne Isabel Swire was born on April 8, 1941, in the village of Tintwistle, Cheshire, to a sausage factory worker father Gordon and greengrocer’s assistant mother Dora. Ellen Burney And Liam Hess, Vogue, 29 Dec. 2022 When receiving his Gambero Rosso best restaurant award in Italy on October 24 at a ceremony in Rome, Romito brought his fourth-generation greengrocer, Alessandro La Valle, on stage with him. Valentina Di Donato, CNN, 5 Dec. 2022 The damage to her building happened when missiles slammed into a military recruitment office across the street in early March, nearly flattening it, along with the adjoining greengrocer’s and pharmacy. Laura Kingstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2022 Just last week, Danish brand Ganni promoted a new collaboration by turning a store into a greengrocer, allowing shoppers to not only pick up pieces from the new collection, but local produce too. Leah Dolan, CNN, 17 Aug. 2022 The butcher and fishmonger at the local Gristedes market catered to her, as did an Italian greengrocer, setting aside her favorite black-seeded Simpson lettuces. New York Times, 2 May 2022 Third, visit the neighborhood markets, where people have known their baker, their butcher, and their greengrocer for decades. Beth Thames |, al, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greengrocer was in 1723

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Cite this Entry

“Greengrocer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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green·​gro·​cer ˈgrēn-ˌgrō-sər How to pronounce greengrocer (audio)
chiefly British
: a person who sells fresh vegetables and fruit to the public
greengrocery noun

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