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noun gro·cer \ˈgrō-sər, -shər\

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 and Etymology of grocer

Middle English, from Anglo-French groser wholesaler, from gros coarse, wholesale — more at gross


First Known Use: 15th century


GROCER Defined for English Language Learners

grocer

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noun gro·cer \ˈgrō-sər, -shər\

Definition of grocer for English Language Learners

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


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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