mercer

noun
mer·​cer | \ ˈmər-sər How to pronounce mercer (audio) \

Definition of mercer

British
: a dealer in usually expensive fabrics

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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“Mercer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercer. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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