Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A retail dealer in groceries; a grocer.

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  • noun A male grocer.

Etymologies

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grocery +‎ -man

Examples

  • Also, the wives and families of the traitors were ostracized, while the corner groceryman who sold provisions to them was boycotted.

    Chapter 15: Last Days

  • Portuguese groceryman who never permitted my bill to go beyond four dollars.

    Chapter 25

  • One might easily have set him down as a retired groceryman -- wholesale perhaps, but none the less a groceryman.

    A Lost Story

  • Both had been observing the young groceryman and were so impressed with him that they offered him the post, which he accepted.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • Both had been observing the young groceryman and were so impressed with him that they offered him the post, which he accepted.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • Both had been observing the young groceryman and were so impressed with him that they offered him the post, which he accepted.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • This may be petit bourgeois idealism, but the groceryman, the bar owner making 300 pesos is not petit bourgeois at all, is he?

    TEXT OF CASTRO HAVANA UNIVERSITY SPEECH

  • He swizzled his glass and stared at me, managing to look like a New England groceryman about to tell off one of the summer people.

    Double Star

  • Sitting in the smoking room of the hotel that evening I heard some men mention names that were familiar to me, and I discovered the talker to be a groceryman.

    A Man of Samples Something about the men he met "On the Road"

  • The first time he gave it to an old groceryman he knew to keep for him.

    A Portrait of Old George Town

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