sta·​tio·​ner ˈstā-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce stationer (audio)
: one that sells stationery

Examples of stationer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fellow contributor and Annina's close childhood friend Lady Max Percy, the founder of Notting Hill stationer Tusche, was enlisted to hand-paint the wooden paneling and ceilings. Vogue, 12 June 2024 In 2001, Dressers, a beloved local stationer that started off printing posters and timetables for the railway in the early 1800s, went bust along with other family-run stores. WSJ, 21 Jan. 2022 Channel Princess Diana with the famous black sheep, courtesy of Warm & Wonderful's collaboration with famed stationer Dempsey & Carroll. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 9 Dec. 2022 Last week, California winery Belle Glos, known for their award-winning Pinot Noir, announced their national partnership with novelist Nicholas Sparks and luxury stationer Dempsey & Carroll to revive the art and craft of letter writing. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Eventually, however, the immobile professions split, and a stationer became someone who sells stationery (1727). Melissa Mohr, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Aug. 2021 Bookshops and stationers were allowed to re-open along with various other activities on April 14, and plant nurseries and florists had been working since the beginning of the month. Nicky Swallow, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 May 2020 Spain has let builders return to work, Italy has opened stationers and bookshops, Denmark is allowing children back into nurseries and primary schools. The Economist, 18 Apr. 2020 But for all the glamour that is The Big Day, the professionals behind it—florists, caterers, bartenders, linen rental companies, cake bakers, photo booths, stationers—are everyday people with jobs to do. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 12 Mar. 2020

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Word History


Middle English staciouner, from Anglo-French stationer, from Medieval Latin stationarius, from station-, statio market stall, from Latin, station

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of stationer was in the 14th century

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“Stationer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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sta·​tio·​ner ˈstā-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce stationer (audio)
: one that sells stationery

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