Definition of grocer
: a dealer in staple foodstuffs, meats, produce, and dairy products and usually household supplies
Examples of grocer in a Sentence
Ask your local grocer if he sells organic fruits and vegetables.
Recent Examples of grocer from the Web
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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
Definition of grocer for English Language Learners
: a person who sells food and other supplies for people's houses
GROCER Defined for Kids
Definition of grocer for Students
: a person who sells food and household supplies
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