Definition of grocer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡrəʊsə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡroʊsər//
    Types of stores
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  1. 1a person who owns, manages or works in a shop/store selling food and other things used in the home See related entries: Types of stores
  2. 2grocer’s (pl. grocers) a shop/store that sells these things More Like This Shops, etc. with apostrophes baker’s, barber’s, butcher’s, chemist’s, dentist’s, doctor’s, fishmonger’s, florist’s, greengrocer’s, grocer’s, hairdresser’s, ironmonger’s, jeweller’s, newsagent’s, optician’s, stationer’s, tobacconist’s, travel agent’sSee worksheet. See related entries: Types of stores
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (originally ‘a person who sold things in the gross’ (i.e. in large quantities)): from Old French grossier, from medieval Latin grossarius, from late Latin grossus ‘gross’.
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