- a dealer in poultry, hares, and game; poultryman.
Origin of poulterer
Examples from the Web for poulterer
Historical Examples of poulterer
We sold them to a poulterer at Brighton, who took all we could catch in a season at 18d.Highways & Byways in Sussex
Do you know the Poulterer's, in the next street but one, at the corner?
If we was charging sixpence a-head or so—— said prudent Pigeon, the poulterer.Salem Chapel, v.1/2
I say—go to the poulterer's round the corner, and buy the prize turkey for me!A Christmas Carol
C. Z. Barnett
But should you not be able to manage it, you must send it to the poulterer.The Modern Housewife or, Menagere
- British another word for a poultryman
Word Origin for poulterer
"dealer in poultry," 1630s, a redundancy, but it has largely ousted original poulter (mid-13c., pulter), from Anglo-French poleter, pulleter, Old French pouletier "poulterer," from pouletrie (see poultry). With agent suffix -er (1). Poetic poulter's measure (1570s), according to Miller Williams, is "So called because with its thirteen feet it suggests the poulter's old practice of giving an extra egg with the second dozen." ["Patterns of Poetry," Louisiana State University, 1986].