poul·​ter·​er | \ ˈpōl-tər-ər How to pronounce poulterer (audio) \

Definition of poulterer

: one that deals in poultry

Examples of poulterer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Third Avenue a poulterer advertises live chickens in Spanish and Chinese. The Economist, "Denmark wants to break up ethnic enclaves. What is wrong with them?," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of poulterer

1534, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poulterer

alteration of Middle English pulter, from Anglo-French pulleter

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The first known use of poulterer was in 1534

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4 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Poulterer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poulterer. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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