- a dealer in textile fabrics; dry-goods merchant.
Origin of mercer
Examples from the Web for mercer
Contemporary Examples of mercer
Mercer says that allowing word of the rooftop missiles to get out was an “extremely savvy” move.London Cracks Down on Security for Olympic Games
July 9, 2012
Historical Examples of mercer
"The mercer kept you waiting long," remarked Castell quietly.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
The mercer took the child, smiled at her and kissed her rosy cheeks.Therese Raquin
Mercer reached around the door into the laboratory and pressed a button.
What––I glanced at Mercer, 382 and he laughed aloud with pleasure and excitement.
I shouted across the pool to Mercer, who was watching anxiously.
- British a dealer in textile fabrics and fine cloth
Word Origin for mercer
- Johnny, full name John Herndon Mercer. 1909–76, US popular songwriter and singer. His most popular songs include "Blues in the Night" (1941) and "Moon River" (1961)
early 12c., "dealer in textile," from Old French mercier "shopkeeper, tradesman," from Vulgar Latin *merciarius, from Latin merx (see market (n.)).