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cheesemonger

[cheez-muhng-ger, ‐mong‐] /ˈtʃizˌmʌŋ gər, ‐ˌmɒŋ‐/
noun
1.
a merchant who sells cheese and other dairy products.
Origin of cheesemonger
1500-1550
First recorded in 1500-50; cheese1 + monger
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  • In my opinion, the cheesemonger was a fool, and the justice who sided with him was a greater.

    Crotchet Castle Thomas Love Peacock
  • After that, Amenda was enabled to visit her cheesemonger without expense.

    Novel Notes Jerome K. Jerome
  • In her hand were the letter, and the cheesemonger's bill, which she was about to pay.

    The Quaint Companions Leonard Merrick
  • "It's as hard as the hams at the cheesemonger's," said Hunca Munca.

    The Tale of Two Bad Mice Beatrix Potter
  • The tobacconist should have had a crest, and the cheesemonger a war-cry.

    The Defendant G.K. Chesterton
  • There was also a daughter, Bianchinetta, who married a cheesemonger named Bavarello, and had one child.

  • 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
  • Compounds ending in holder and monger are run solid; bondholder, cheesemonger.

    Compound Words Frederick W. Hamilton
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for cheesemonger

cheesemonger

/ˈtʃiːzˌmʌŋɡə/
noun
1.
a person dealing in cheese, butter, etc
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