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

  • n. One that discounts, as a person who runs a discount store or business.
  • n. See discount store.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vendor of discount goods.
  • n. One who discounts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who discounts; a discount broker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who discounts; specifically, one who buys mercantile paper at a discount.

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

  • n. a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted price


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