[groh-suh-ree, grohs-ree] /ˈgroʊ sə ri, ˈgroʊs ri/
noun, plural groceries.
Also called grocery store. a grocer’s store.
Usually, groceries; especially British. grocery. food and other commodities sold by a grocer.
the business of a grocer.
noun (pl) -ceries
the business or premises of a grocer
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.
GROCERY. A grocer’s shop. This word is not in the English dictionaries except in the sense of grocer’s ware, such as tea, sugar, spice, etc.; in which sense we also use it in the plural. [Bartlett, “Dictionary of Americanisms,” 1859]
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.
[groh-suh-ree-muh n, -man, grohs-ree-] /ˈgroʊ sə ri mən, -ˌmæn, ˈgroʊs ri-/ noun, plural grocerymen [groh-suh-ree-muh n, -men, grohs-ree-] /ˈgroʊ sə ri mən, -ˌmɛn, ˈgroʊs ri-/ (Show IPA) 1. a grocer.
/ˈɡrɒkəl/ noun 1. (Southwest English, dialect) a tourist, esp one from the Midlands or the North of England
[grod-noh; Russian graw-dnuh] /ˈgrɒd noʊ; Russian ˈgrɔ dnə/ noun 1. a city in W Byelorussia (Belarus), on the Niemen River: formerly in Poland. /Russian ˈɡrɔdnə/ noun 1. a city in W Belarus on the Neman River: part of Poland (1921–39); an industrial centre. Pop: 318 000 (2005 est)
[groh-dee] /ˈgroʊ di/ adjective, grodier, grodiest. Slang. 1. repulsive; disgusting; nauseating. 2. inferior in character or quality; seedy; sleazy: They lived for a month in a grody little shack without lights or running water. adjective disgusting, yukky; extremely unpleasant or sleazy Examples The college students lived in a grody apartment. Word Origin alteration of grotesque […]