American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that sells foodstuffs and various household supplies.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A trader who deals in meats, dairy products, produce, tea, sugar, spices, coffee, fruits, and various other commodities.
- n. a retail merchant who sells foodstuffs (and some household supplies)
- Middle English, wholesaler, from Anglo-Norman grosser, from Medieval Latin grossārius, grocerius, from Late Latin grossus, thick. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now, John, Harry, Willie, if you want to be a grocer when you grow up, _be a grocer_ and a big one -- a wholesale grocer if you wish, and be a _good one_ -- the very best in town, if you can, but say -- don't let your grocery business _swallow you up_ till you are _not good for anything else_ but to buy and sell groceries!”
“A little way out from Pretoria there are some very smart-looking new houses, what they call "villa residences" in England, built in the style, a sort of mild and tepid Gothic (what I call grocer's Gothic, for it always reminds me of brown sugar and arrowroot), common around watering-places; small gables sticking out everywhere, till it looks like a cluster of dog-kennels; walls faced with ornamental tiles and lath and plaster; small shrubberies round, and a name on the gate.”
“My mum has gone out to see if the grocer is up and running now that the war's ended.”
“I don't think the local grocer is donating to the corporate pot.”
“In 1328 the Guild of Pepperers, one of the oldest in the City of London, was registered (using the Latin term 'grossarii' from which the word grocer has derived).”
“But ultimately Apple is, in effect, ’selling’ stuff to us (a grocer is actually a better analogy than the web) and they choose what to stock.”
“My local grocer is out to make a profit, but that doesn’t mean he’d be willing to sell produce infected with salmonella — and he’d be offended if you suggested his ONLY reason for his reluctance to sell poor produce was fear it would hurt his profits in the long run.”
“You might be on to something with the apostrophe in grocer’s and grocers’. otoh, they’re identical in speech.”
“Safeway, the nation’s third-largest grocer, is quietly searching for the answer by testing a smart shopping cart.”
“The former M&S food boss joined in March 2004 when the grocer was a basket case and has set about "Making Sainsbury's Great Again", as his improvement programme puts it.”
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