[groh-suh-ree-muh n, -man, grohs-ree-]

noun, plural gro·cer·y·men [groh-suh-ree-muh n, -men, grohs-ree-] /ˈgroʊ sə ri mən, -ˌmɛn, ˈgroʊs ri-/.

a grocer.

Origin of groceryman

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; grocery + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for groceryman

Historical Examples of groceryman

  • Euphemia went over to call on the groceryman's wife until I returned.

    Rudder Grange

    Frank R. Stockton

  • You might as well expect a groceryman to be out of groceries as a bellows to be out of breath.

    Andiron Tales

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • Except me she has no one to talk to but the milkman, the groceryman, and the butcher.

  • From a distance he looked like the groceryman's delivery boy in a small town.

    Song of the Lark

    Willa Cather

  • The groceryman crossed the floor and took the vacant seat at her right.