wholesaler

noun
whole·​sal·​er | \ ˈhōl-ˌsā-lər How to pronounce wholesaler (audio) \

Definition of wholesaler

: a merchant middleman who sells chiefly to retailers, other merchants, or industrial, institutional, and commercial users mainly for resale or business use

Examples of wholesaler in a Sentence

a leading wholesaler in the book business
Recent Examples on the Web The attorney for a tourism souvenir wholesaler in Rapid City wrote to the City Council reminding that a judge found the city does not solely own rights to the rally and threatening to sue if the city tried to postpone it. Stephen Groves, Star Tribune, "Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns," 2 Aug. 2020 The attorney for a tourism souvenir wholesaler in Rapid City wrote to the City Council reminding that a judge found the city does not solely own rights to the rally and threatening to sue if the city tried to postpone it. Stephen Groves, Anchorage Daily News, "Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns," 2 Aug. 2020 An order that small wouldn’t even get you in the door at a major wholesaler. Max Falkowitz, Saveur, "Meet the Farmer Shaking Up the Guatemalan Cardamom Trade," 28 Nov. 2018 His father, Kian Tai Boo, has sold vegetables in New York City for more than 28 years, most recently as a wholesaler, using pen and paper to track changing prices. Heather Kelly, Washington Post, "Small businesses turned to technology to survive the pandemic. But it may not be enough.," 22 June 2020 JenCap also acquired Quaker Special Risk, an insurance wholesaler. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "He ran Google’s advertising arm. Now he’s building a search engine that cuts out ads," 22 June 2020 Levit Green is planned near the northwest intersection of Holcombe and Texas 288 on industrial land that formerly housed the Grocers Supply Co., a longtime Houston grocery wholesaler founded by the Levit family in 1923. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Hines, Levit partner on 52-acre development near Medical Center," 15 June 2020 Julian Choi, a partner with seafood wholesaler Minamoto Foods, started an initiative to feed unemployed service industry workers when the coronavirus shuttered restaurants. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, "Eat well, do good: Bread for the People makes giving back delicious," 12 June 2020 That move came after a $6.5 billion takeover offer for German wholesaler Metro AG was rebuffed. Peter Laca, Bloomberg.com, "Billionaire Sells Macy’s After Making Millions on Stock Rise," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of wholesaler

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wholesaler was circa 1800

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“Wholesaler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wholesaler. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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wholesaler

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English Language Learners Definition of wholesaler

: a person or company that sells things to businesses and not to individuals

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