Definition of mercer
: a dealer in usually expensive fabrics
Recent Examples of mercer from the Web
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.
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Origin and Etymology of mercer
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from merz merchandise, from Latin merc-, merx
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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