- 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
Examples from the Web for grocer
The grocer associations and food companies face a political conundrum.Supermarkets and Retailers Turn Blind Eye to Food Stamp Funding Cuts
September 27, 2013
Costco is doing very well for a grocer, but very poorly for a department store, the category to which Walmart technically belongs.
At Walmart, which is many peoples' grocer, clothier, and auto supply shop, long lines would cost them a lot of business.
In the essay, Havel imagines a grocer hanging a "Workers of the World, Unite!"John Avlon: Vaclav Havel's Heroic Politics of Truth and Responsibility
December 19, 2011
Barthelemy moved into her $800-a-month apartment after a Bangladeshi friend saw an ad at the grocer on the corner.The Serial Killer Victim's Secret Life
Christine Pelisek, Roja Heydarpour
April 24, 2011
The retailer is the grocer, the butcher, or the green grocer.
From the jobber they go to the grocer, who delivers them to the consumer.
Mr. Jenkins, the grocer, rented a cutaway, and bought a new Panama to wear with it.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
We may then expect to find Cantal cheese at every English grocer's.The Roof of France
"I could have been a grocer if I'd wanted to," John continued.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
- a dealer in foodstuffs and other household supplies
Word Origin and History for grocer
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.