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Origin of seller

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at sell1, -er1
Related formsre·sell·er, nounsu·per·sell·er, noun


noun, adjective, pronoun Scot.
  1. self. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of seller

Historical Examples of seller

  • The purchase of that which neither belongs to the seller, nor can belong to the buyer.

  • This gave him the appearance, either of an artist of sorts or of a seller of chestnuts!

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • The seller of the arts may be called an art-seller; the seller of virtue, a Sophist.



  • The buyer gains much by being open and above board with the seller.

    Dollars and Sense

    Col. Wm. C. Hunter

  • I thought the seller's conscience a trifle lax when he asked £13, 13s.

British Dictionary definitions for seller


  1. a person who sells
  2. an article to be soldthis item is always a good seller
  3. short for selling race


  1. a Scot word for self
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Word Origin and History for seller

c.1200, agent noun from sell (v.).

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