Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A retailer; a huckster; specifically, one who buys provisions and sells them, especially in the same market or fair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who regrates.

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  • noun One who regrates.

Etymologies

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regrate +‎ -er

Examples

  • Next morning Doctor Unonius was called away from his breakfast to visit Sarah Puckey, an aged market woman or 'regrater,' whom he found in a state of prostration following (it was alleged) upon a severe nervous shock.

    Corporal Sam and Other Stories

  • In truth, Mr. Benny as a regrater fell disastrously short of success, being prone to sell at monstrous overweights, which ate up the profits.

    Shining Ferry

  • She's a regrater when in health; but there's a baby come.

    Shining Ferry

  • This treatment had led to his becoming a sort of regrater of other men's gallantries, to his own aggrandizement as a Corinthian, rather than to the moral profit of his hearers.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • There with ceremonial evolution and manoeuvre, with fanfaronading, musketry-salvoes, and what else the Patriot genius could devise, they made oath and obtestation to stand faithfully by one another, under Law and King; in particular, to have all manner of grains, while grains there were, freely circulated, in spite both of robber and regrater.

    The French Revolution

  • But oh! you've come nigh breaking my heart these three months -- for a worse regrater there never was, an 'couldn' be! "

    Shining Ferry

  • This treatment had led to his becoming a sort of regrater of other men’s gallantries, to his own aggrandizement as a Corinthian, rather than to the moral profit of his hearers.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

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  • From Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution

    March 6, 2011