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1. merchant

noun. ['ˈmɝːtʃənt'] a businessperson engaged in retail trade.

Synonyms

  • businessperson
  • bookdealer
  • butcher
  • milliner
  • salt merchant
  • seller
  • market keeper
  • trader
  • modiste
  • merchandiser
  • vender
  • grocer
  • retailer
  • dealer
  • salter
  • venturer
  • book seller
  • jeweler
  • jeweller
  • clothier
  • baker
  • bargainer
  • schlockmeister
  • stationer
  • storekeeper
  • meatman
  • poultryman
  • hatmaker
  • trafficker
  • vendor
  • shopkeeper
  • marketer
  • merchant-venturer
  • haberdasher
  • tradesman
  • bourgeois
  • stationery seller
  • vintner
  • shlockmeister
  • hatter
  • grain merchant
  • retail merchant
  • poulterer
  • wine merchant
  • rug merchant

Antonyms

  • upper-class
  • socialistic

Etymology

  • marchant (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • marchant (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Merchant

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Example sentences of the word merchant


1. Noun, singular or mass
Connect the credit card machine to your merchant account from the software that runs the card reader.

Quotes containing the word merchant


1. The great dream merchant Disney was a success because make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land.
- Arthur Erickson

2. Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar. They offer consolation and solidarity and uplift, competing as they do in a marketplace. But we have a right to remember how barbarically they behaved when they were strong and were making an offer that people could not refuse.
- Christopher Hitchens

2. merchant-venturer

noun. a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas).

Synonyms

  • merchandiser
  • merchant
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