poul·​ter·​er ˈpōl-tər-ər How to pronounce poulterer (audio)
: 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, 28 Nov. 2019

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Word History


alteration of Middle English pulter, from Anglo-French pulleter

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poulterer was in 1534

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“Poulterer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poulterer. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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