sell·​er ˈse-lər How to pronounce seller (audio)
: one that offers for sale
: a marketed product that sells well, to a specified extent, or in a specified manner
a million-copy seller
a poor seller

Examples of seller in a Sentence

The seller said that the car was in excellent condition. We're the number one seller of appliances in the country. That book is our top seller.
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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seller was in the 13th century

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“Seller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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