Definition of fruiterer in English:

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fruiterer

Pronunciation: /ˈfruːt(ə)rə/

noun

chiefly British
A retailer of fruit: an assistant at a fruiterer’s in Kensington
More example sentences
  • It had 10 butchers, 10 grocers, six fish-and-chip shops, haberdashers, ironmongers and fruiterers.
  • I have taken photographs of our good butchers, bakers, fruiterers and grocer and am sending a copy to the Museum.
  • And, clad like a poor woman, she went to the fruiterer, to the grocer, to the butcher, a basket on her arm, haggling, insulted, fighting for every wretched halfpenny of her money.

Origin

Late Middle English: from fruiter + -er1; the reason for the addition of the suffix is unclear.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: fruit|er¦er

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