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 law requires top brands of wine and spirits to be sold to all Oklahoma alcohol wholesalers. USA TODAY, "Moon rocks, Misty of Chincoteague, Haiku Stairs: News from around our 50 states," 28 June 2019 Copperfish Kitchen will be operated by George Anagnostou, a veteran Maryland restaurateur and seafood wholesaler. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Luxury steakhouse Meat Market coming to Boca in 2020; new seafood restaurant opening in Uncle Tai’s site," 28 June 2019 First, Maltese wholesalers placed large orders for finches with the boss of the Italian poaching group. Jacopo Benini, National Geographic, "Italy and Malta are hotbeds of songbird poaching. Meet the people fighting to stop it.," 10 May 2019 British fish wholesalers are selling the wrong sharks. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 10 Apr. 2019 The couple settled in Jersey City, where Emanuel was a general manager for a candy wholesaler. Bryan Marquard, BostonGlobe.com, "Lola Schuss, 96; wrote of experiences surviving four concentration camps," 9 July 2018 Richard Hill said his grandfather was the bookkeeper for the family business — Hill and Sons, in Brooklyn, which had been founded as a horse wholesaler in New York — and later got into real estate in Nevada. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "A newly discovered film shows Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had polio, walking," 27 June 2018 Marijuana sold by wholesalers to retailers would be taxed at 22%, with 20% going to the state and 2% to the county in which the retailer is located. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Gov. Cuomo Proposes Congestion Pricing, Marijuana Legalization in New York Budget," 15 Jan. 2019 The fund-raising effort was first reported by candy wholesaler candystore.com, which itself has launched a social media hashtag movement — #SaveNECCO. BostonGlobe.com, "The week in business," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of wholesaler

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

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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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