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|Miranda Green|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|John Avlon|December 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Barthelemy moved into her $800-a-month apartment after a Bangladeshi friend saw an ad at the grocer on the corner.
His master had a book for the butcher and a different one for his account with the grocer.
She went to see the grocer's wife on an interesting occasion, and won the heart of the family by tasting their candle.The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
At first we didn't buy anything there, till a long-legged Englishman told my Baron that this grocer kept a fine Hungarian wine.The Story Of The Little Mamsell|Charlotte Niese
The road to it might lie through the cellar of a grocer's shop, but he would not flinch.Two Little Savages|Ernest Thompson Seton
The grocer was going about on tip-toe in honor of the day, and was serving the dirty little urchins with ceremonious bows.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
Word Origin 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.