Definition of poulterer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊlt(ə)rə/


A dealer in poultry and, typically, game.
Example sentences
  • Further into Chinatown there are more traditional market-type shops, including fishmongers with plastic buckets of eels, poulterers with flattened ducks and grocers with rambutans, lychees and other tropical Asian fruits.
  • It's good news for poulterers but poor news for the vicar - nearly three-quarters of us will tuck into turkey at Christmas, but little more than 25 per cent will attend a church service.
  • Alas, the York poulterer had only large turkeys left in the shop, so what he did was cut the birds in half.


Late 16th century: from archaic poulter, in the same sense, from Old French pouletier.

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