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 tons of compost, created by decaying leaves, will be sold to wholesalers and commercial businesses at a rate set by Town Manager Michael Maniscalco. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "South Windsor will sell compost to offset costs of residential leaf collection," 17 Sep. 2019 They are then shipped to wholesalers, retailers and individual buyers. David Streitfeld, New York Times, "What Happens After Amazon’s Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues," 23 June 2019 Clients include seed sellers, banks, insurance companies, consumer packaged goods companies, wholesalers and retailers of fresh produce. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Feed the World," 17 Sep. 2019 Since then Alrosa has been signing long-term contracts directly with gem wholesalers and retailers. The Economist, "Alrosa is betting on natural diamonds," 12 Sep. 2019 The administration's proposal would allow states, wholesalers and pharmacists to get FDA approval to import certain medications that are also available here. NBC News, "U.S. to set up plan allowing prescription drugs from Canada," 31 July 2019 One prong of the administration’s proposal would allow states, wholesalers and pharmacists to get FDA approval to import certain medications that are also available here. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Twin Cities, "US to set up plan allowing prescription meds from Canada," 31 July 2019 The administration's proposal would allow states, wholesalers and pharmacists to get FDA approval to import certain medications that are also available here. chicagotribune.com, "U.S. to set up plan allowing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada," 31 July 2019 The administration’s proposal would allow states, wholesalers and pharmacists to get FDA approval to import certain medications that are also available here. Time, "Trump Administration Plans to Legalize Importing Low-Cost Canadian Prescription Drugs," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of wholesaler

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

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wholesaler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wholesaler

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

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