Examples from the Web for poulterer
It would be worth inquiry when the incorrect duplication of termination first produced our modern words upholsterer and poulterer?
I've seen 'em trundled out in fever and plague, egad, lying in rows, like plucked chickens in a poulterer's shop.The Tenants of Malory|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The poulterer stepped to the edge of the curb and apostrophised the universe generally.Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green|Jerome K. Jerome
I say—go to the poulterer's round the corner, and buy the prize turkey for me!A Christmas Carol|C. Z. Barnett
We ran away, and to-night L—— tells me he saw the Farmer enter the poulterer's shop with the bird in his hand.The Journal of a Disappointed Man|Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
British Dictionary definitions for poulterer
Word Origin for poulterer
Word Origin and History 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].