grocery store

[ groh-suh-ree, grohs-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF grocery store
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GROCERY STORE

He looked more like a clerk from a grocery store than the commander of an army.

Next morning I tried to bribe a boy to get me some food at the grocery store.

Hastening to the grocery store he asked the price of the soap.

The nuts planted were taken at random from a barrel in a grocery store.

By the time she had jumped up to be asked "Is this the grocery store?"

They went into the place, and found a grocery store and post-office.

The baskets come from the grocery store, and my mama makes the cookies.

Roy trailed him directly to the grocery store, but did not enter.

I worked for a few weeks in the grocery store, and drove every day.

Actually it consisted of a few frame houses and a grocery store.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "goods sold by a grocer" (now groceries, 1630s), earlier the name of the Grocer's Hall in London (early 15c.), from Old French grosserie, from grossier (see grocer). Meaning "a grocer's shop" is 1828, American English.

Self-service groceries were a novelty in 1913 when a Montana, U.S., firm copyrighted the word groceteria (with the ending from cafeteria used in an un-etymological sense) to name them. The term existed through the 1920s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GROCERY STORE

market/mart

nounplace, venue for selling goods
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