engrosser

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

engross +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

engrosser (plural engrossers)

  1. One who copies a piece of writing in large, attractive characters.
  2. One who takes the whole; a purchaser of such quantities in a market as to raise the price; a forestaller.
    • 1691, [John Locke], Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest, and Raising the Value of Money. [], London: [] Awnsham and John Churchill, [], published 1692, OCLC 933799310:
      if the engrossing be of all the commodity , and it be of general use , the price is at the will of the engrosser

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From en- +‎ gros +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.ɡʁo.se/
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Verb[edit]

engrosser

  1. (colloquial, transitive) to impregnate, to knock up
    Synonym: encloquer

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