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  1. a person who sells; salesperson or vender.
  2. an article considered with reference to its sales: one of the poorest sellers.
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Origin of seller

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at sell1, -er1
Related formsre·sell·er, nounsu·per·sell·er, noun
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  1. Peter. 1925–80, English radio, stage, and film actor and comedian: noted for his gift of precise vocal mimicry, esp in The Goon Show (with Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe; BBC Radio, 1952–60). His films include I'm All Right, Jack (1959), The Millionairess (1961), The Pink Panther (1963), Dr Strangelove (1964), and Being There (1979)
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  1. a person who sells
  2. an article to be soldthis item is always a good seller
  3. short for selling race
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Word Origin and History for sellers



c.1200, agent noun from sell (v.).

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