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Definition of "grocer" []

  • One that sells foodstuffs and various household supplies. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grocer" in a sentence
  • ""Now, John, Harry, Willie, if you want to be a grocer when you grow up, _be a grocer_ and a big one -- a wholesale grocer if you wish, and be a _good one_ -- the very best in town, if you can, but say -- don't let your grocery business _swallow you up_ till you are _not good for anything else_ but to buy and sell groceries!"
  • "A little way out from Pretoria there are some very smart-looking new houses, what they call "villa residences" in England, built in the style, a sort of mild and tepid Gothic (what I call grocer's Gothic, for it always reminds me of brown sugar and arrowroot), common around watering-places; small gables sticking out everywhere, till it looks like a cluster of dog-kennels; walls faced with ornamental tiles and lath and plaster; small shrubberies round, and a name on the gate."
  • "My mum has gone out to see if the grocer is up and running now that the war's ended."