mer·cer | \ˈmər-sər \

Definition of mercer 


: a dealer in usually expensive fabrics

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In Oregon, the Mercers gave six hundred and forty thousand dollars to a group that attacked Representative Peter DeFazio, a Democrat, with a barrage of negative ads during the final weeks of his 2010 reëlection campaign. Adam Davidson, The New Yorker, "More From the New Yorker," 17 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of mercer

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mercer

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from merz merchandise, from Latin merc-, merx

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one that holds something together

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