Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that sells foodstuffs and various household supplies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who sells groceries (foodstuffs and household items) retail from a grocery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A trader who deals in meats, dairy products, produce, tea, sugar, spices, coffee, fruits, and various other commodities.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wholesale dealer: same as engrosser
  • n. A trader who deals in general supplies for the table and for household use. See grocery, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a retail merchant who sells foodstuffs (and some household supplies)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, wholesaler, from Anglo-Norman grosser, from Medieval Latin grossārius, grocerius, from Late Latin grossus, thick.

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  • See usage/historical note on grossarii, which will kick you over to cubebs for more.

    January 8, 2017