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[mur-ser] /ˈmɜr sər/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
a dealer in textile fabrics; dry-goods merchant.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French mercier merchant, equivalent to merz merchandise (< Latin merx, accusative mercem) + -ier -ier2; see -er2
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  • The movement is based on the legend of wilbur mercer, a man who lived before the war.
British Dictionary definitions for mercer

mercer

/ˈmɜːsə/
noun
1.
(Brit) a dealer in textile fabrics and fine cloth
Derived Forms
mercery, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French mercier dealer, from Vulgar Latin merciārius (unattested), from Latin merx goods, wares

Mercer

/ˈmɜːsə/
noun
1.
Johnny, full name John Herndon Mercer. 1909–76, US popular songwriter and singer. His most popular songs include "Blues in the Night" (1941) and "Moon River" (1961)
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Word Origin and History for mercer
mercer
c.1123, "dealer in textile," from Fr. mercier "trader," from V.L. *merciarius, from L. merx (see market).
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