mercer

noun
mer·​cer | \ˈmər-sər \

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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