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[cheez-muhng-ger, ‐mong‐] /ˈtʃizˌmʌŋ gər, ‐ˌmɒŋ‐/
a merchant who sells cheese and other dairy products.
Origin of cheesemonger
First recorded in 1500-50; cheese1 + monger Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After that, Amenda was enabled to visit her cheesemonger without expense.

    Novel Notes Jerome K. Jerome
  • "It's as hard as the hams at the cheesemonger's," said Hunca Munca.

    The Tale of Two Bad Mice Beatrix Potter
  • In my opinion, the cheesemonger was a fool, and the justice who sided with him was a greater.

    Crotchet Castle Thomas Love Peacock
  • However, she could pray God if, she couldn't make love to the cheesemonger, and Nick felt she had stayed at home to pray for him.

    The Tragic Muse Henry James
  • In her hand were the letter, and the cheesemonger's bill, which she was about to pay.

    The Quaint Companions Leonard Merrick
  • Compounds ending in holder and monger are run solid; bondholder, cheesemonger.

    Compound Words Frederick W. Hamilton
  • When Mr. Phillpotts called upon Doll, the cheesemonger, the latter straightway gave him the facts as they had occurred.

    Ginx's Baby Edward Jenkins
  • The owner of this collection was a cheesemonger, who received them in a woollen nightcap, with straps buttoned under his chin.

  • It is not enough to visit the 226 cheesemonger's, and to accept any and every kind offered.

    The Feasts of Autolycus Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • He would have been well enough contented to dine with Mr. Machyn-Stubbs, had that gentleman been a grocer or a cheesemonger.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume I (of 3) Frances Eleanor Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for cheesemonger


a person dealing in cheese, butter, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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