[ groh-ser ]
/ ˈgroʊ sər /


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

1325–75; Middle English < Old French gross(i)er wholesale merchant. See gross, -er2

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British Dictionary definitions for grocer

/ (ˈɡrəʊsə) /


a dealer in foodstuffs and other household supplies

Word Origin for grocer

C15: from Old French grossier, from gros large; see gross
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