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 other wholesaler, which is based in Boise, Idaho, would act as the primary distributor by selling prescription drugs to pharmacies in the state. Ed Silverman, STAT, 22 Aug. 2022 Capitalizing on Zubaz’s popularity, Truax and co-founder Dan Stock sold it to a company called 20/20 Sport, a wholesaler and distributor of Hanes products, in 1996. Jeff Fedotin, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 The restrictions came after the region’s massive water wholesaler, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, declared a water shortage emergency triggered by extremely limited supplies. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2022 But the countywide wholesaler and its 24 member agencies are eager to see a deal come together. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2022 The company's wholesaler, Capt Sin's, provides their crawfish, crab and shrimp fresh from Louisiana on a nightly basis. Adrianne Reece, Chron, 31 May 2022 That’s partly because the Imperial Irrigation District, or IID — which supplies the San Diego wholesaler — has some of the highest priority rights on the river. Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Aug. 2022 Uniper, the energy wholesaler that’s being bailed out by the government thanks to the gas crisis, warned last week of output cuts. David Meyer, Fortune, 11 Aug. 2022 Sarah Nassauer dissects the wholesaler’s unique approach to doing business. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wholesaler

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

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3 Sep 2022

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“Wholesaler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wholesaler. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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