noun, plural gro·cer·ies.
- a saloon or bar.
- a liquor store.
Origin of grocery
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Contemporary Examples of grocery
The police learned that Kemp worked in a grocery on Decatur Avenue.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
Here they are semi-touching at a grocery store; she likes kombucha.All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt
January 3, 2015
He was born in an apartment above the grocery store owned by his immigrant parents in South Jamaica, Queens.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82
January 2, 2015
The people you work with, or see at your grocery store, or your church?Obama Is Right on Race. The Media Is Wrong.
December 29, 2014
While grocery shopping a guy I had noticed following me earlier, walked by me really fast and said, ‘You look shorter in person.’Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex
December 27, 2014
Historical Examples of grocery
He was determined to start a grocery, and start a grocery he would and did.Biography of a Slave
So the grocery was essentially a village club, and not a rural club.
There were also plenty of spoons, for everything was to be had at the grocery.
He looked more like a clerk from a grocery store than the commander of an army.
Mrs. Everat—her ninth child in eight years—in the grocery line.Night and Morning, Complete
noun plural -ceries
mid-15c., "goods sold by a grocer" (now groceries, 1630s), earlier the name of the Grocer's Hall in London (early 15c.), from Old French grosserie, from grossier (see grocer). Meaning "a grocer's shop" is 1828, American English.
GROCERY. A grocer's shop. This word is not in the English dictionaries except in the sense of grocer's ware, such as tea, sugar, spice, etc.; in which sense we also use it in the plural. [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1859]
Self-service groceries were a novelty in 1913 when a Montana, U.S., firm copyrighted the word groceteria (with the ending from cafeteria used in an un-etymological sense) to name them. The term existed through the 1920s.