groceryman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

grocery +‎ -man

Noun[edit]

groceryman (plural grocerymen)

  1. A male grocer.
    • 2008 March 23, Simon Romero, “In Babel of Tongues, Suriname Seeks Itself”, New York Times:
      “It is a form of communication perfect not just for poets but for the Chinese groceryman or Brazilian miner who arrived a few months ago,” he continued.
    • 2009 May 31, Jonathan Miles, “Food Bloggers of 1940”, New York Times:
      The cream may be sold at the cream station and butter purchased from the groceryman.