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grocer

[groh-ser] /ˈgroʊ sər/
noun
1.
the owner or operator of a store that sells general food supplies and certain nonedible articles of household use, as soaps and paper products.
Origin of grocer
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Old French gross(i)er wholesale merchant. See gross, -er2
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grocer

/ˈɡrəʊsə/
noun
1.
a dealer in foodstuffs and other household supplies
Word Origin
C15: from Old French grossier, from gros large; see gross
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Word Origin and History for grocer
n.

early 15c. (mid-13c. as a surname), "one who buys and sells in gross," from Anglo-French grosser, Old French grossier, from Medieval Latin grossarius "wholesaler," literally "dealer in quantity," from Late Latin grossus "coarse (of food), great, gross" (see gross). Sense of "a merchant selling individual items of food" is 16c.

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