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 Dale Katechis, whose eponymous and popular Dale's Pale Ale revolutionized canned beers, has invested in and taken an active leadership role at Veritas Fine Cannabis, a boutique wholesaler specializing in cultivating and selling premium cannabis. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 15 July 2021 Ohioans may buy consumer fireworks or other products like firecrackers and bottle rockets from a licensed wholesaler or manufacturer but fireworks purchased in Ohio must be taken out of the state within 48 hours of the purchase. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 1 July 2021 Now 18% of San Diego’s water is imported from a major California wholesaler, compared with 95% in 1991. Jim Carlton, WSJ, 30 June 2021 Like many cafes, Hey Hey is dependent on boba from Taiwan, purchased through a local wholesaler. Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 These include resorts, an agricultural enterprise and an air-conditioning wholesaler, the last with 19 employees. Karl Rove, WSJ, 16 June 2021 After the article dropped, Willows started listing sources for its ingredients on its site, including multinational food wholesaler Sysco, which would have been anathema before. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 2 June 2021 The wholesaler and owner of Cub Foods, purchased by UNFI in 2018, kept the Rainbow name at the Maplewood store until closing it in 2018. John Ewoldt, Star Tribune, 2 Feb. 2021 The tenant, another wholesaler, has a month-to-month lease. Washington Post, 18 June 2021

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First Known Use of wholesaler

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jul 2021

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“Wholesaler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wholesaler. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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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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