Mercer



[mur-ser] /ˈmɜr sər/

noun, Chiefly British.
1.
a dealer in textile fabrics; dry-goods merchant.
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noun
1.
(Brit) a dealer in textile fabrics and fine cloth
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noun
1.
Johnny, full name John Herndon Mercer. 1909–76, US popular songwriter and singer. His most popular songs include “Blues in the Night” (1941) and “Moon River” (1961)
n.

early 12c., “dealer in textile,” from Old French mercier “shopkeeper, tradesman,” from Vulgar Latin *merciarius, from Latin merx (see market (n.)).

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