grocery cart

noun

US : a shopping cart used at a grocery store
His idea of a good time is to stalk the cereal aisle or the produce section and count the number of men (not very many) who check the price of an item before tossing it into the grocery cart.Patricia T. O'Conner

Examples of grocery cart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But cantaloupe and honeydew clock in at second and third, respectively, and are also grocery cart staples for a fair share of us. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 June 2024 Now the only thing left to do is fill your grocery cart with seasonal essentials, but where to look? Kelsey Mulvey, Sunset Magazine, 13 June 2024 Two suspects entered a business together and loaded up a grocery cart of merchandise. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 The sky-high early 2023 prices of the grocery cart staple — which had more than doubled from a year prior — were due in large part to a massive outbreak of the bird flu. Rocio Fabbro, Quartz, 3 Apr. 2024 The next day, Dec. 28, 1991, La Carreta de Lily's makeshift grocery cart began operating. Nadia Cantú, The Arizona Republic, 17 Feb. 2024 Theft Purses, wallets and portable electronic were stolen from a grocery cart at a Jewel Food Store in the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue on March 2. Home Invasion There was a home invasion in the 600 block of Brummel Street on March 4 in which money was taken. Brian L. Cox, Chicago Tribune, 13 Mar. 2023 The book will feature them on an imaginary fantasy quest to be the fastest race car driver while riding couch cushions and driving grocery carts in the supermarket. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 And while food prices have been rising at a steady clip since 2020, the most recent numbers from the government suggest the cost of filling up grocery carts is easing. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 15 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grocery cart was in 1941

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“Grocery cart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grocery%20cart. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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