Metzger

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German metziger, metzigære, variants of metzjer, metzjære, from Old High German meziāri, mezziāri (butcher), of uncertain origin. Perhaps a variant of Old High German mezalāri, mezzilāri (merchant, moneychanger, butcher), from Latin macellārius (meat trader).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛtsɡɐ/
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Noun[edit]

Metzger m (genitive Metzgers, plural Metzger, feminine Metzgerin)

  1. (regional, chiefly western Germany, southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland) butcher (male or of unspecified sex)

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