merchant

Meanings

Noun

  • A person who traffics in commodities for profit.
  • The owner or operator of a retail business.
  • A trading vessel; a merchantman.
  • Someone who is noted for a stated type of activity or behaviour.
  • A supercargo.

Verb

  • As a resident of a region, to buy goods from a non-resident and sell them to another non-resident.

Origin

  • From Middle English marchaunt, from Anglo-Norman marchaunt, from Vulgar Latin *mercatantem, accusative of *mercatans, from the verb *mercatare, from Latin merc─ütus ("market").

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