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acater (Obs.) an officer who buys provisions; a chandler.
acatour (Obs.) an officer who buys provisions; a chandler.
apothecary one who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes.
baker one that bakes.
barter to trade.
barterer one who barters.
baxter (Obs.) a baker.
beerage brewers collectively, the brewing industry.
bibliopole (Arch.) a bookseller.
bibliopolic relating to a bibliopole, a dealer esp in rare books.
bibliopolical relating to a bibliopole, a dealer esp in rare books.
bibliopolist a bookseller.
bibliopoly bookselling.
bookseller one that sells books.
bookselling the profession of selling books.
botanica (Lat.) a shop that sells herbs and magic charms.
bouquetiere (Fr.) a flower-girl.
brewer one that brews.
brewster (Scots) a brewer.
brinjarry (Hindi) a travelling dealer in grain and salt in S. India.
broke to bargain, negotiate.
bummaree a middleman in Billingsgate fish-market.
bunia (Hindi) an (Indian) corn-merchant.
bunnia (Hindi) an (Indian) corn-merchant.
butcher one who cuts up and sells meat (verb) to slaughter
butcherly like a butcher, savage, bloody.
callback a recall of a defective product.
capper one whose business is to make or sell caps.
carte (Fr.) a bill of fare.
chaebol (Korean) a large family owned business in Korea.
chaffer to haggle, bargain with.
chafferer a vendor who enjoys talking while making a sale.
chaffery haggling, bargaining.
chandler a maker of candles; a dealer in a specified type of goods (as in corn-chandler, ship-chandler).
chandlering the profession of chandler.
chandlerly like a chandler, petty.
chapman a peddler.
chapmanship the profession of chapman.
cheapjack a travelling hawker who professes to give a great bargain.
cheesemonger one who sells cheeses.
chocolatier one who sells chocolate.
closeout a clearance sale.
coalman one who delivers coal.
coff (Scots) to buy.
colourman a person who prepares or sells paints.
comanchero (Spanish) in the 19th century, a person who traded with the Plains Indians.
commodification the act of commodifying.
commodify to make a commodity of something.
comprador (Port.) a native agent or intermediary through whom a foreign power trades.
compradore (Port.) a native agent or intermediary through whom a foreign power trades.
confiseur (Fr.) a confectioner.
consigner the person named in the bill of lading as the one from whom the goods have been received for shipment.
consignor the person named in the bill of lading as the one from whom the goods have been received for shipment.
costardmonger a hawker of fruits, vegetables, fish, etc..
coster a seller of fruit and vegetables.
costermonger a hawker of fruits, vegetables, fish, etc..
costumer one who makes or deals in costumes, as for theaters, fancy balls, etc.
costumier one who makes or deals in costumes, as for theaters, fancy balls, etc.
counterman (Arch.) a man who attends at the counter of a shop to sell goods.
couper (Scots) a dealer.
deacon in Episcopal churches, a member of the order of clergy under priests; (verb) to put the best looking goods on top of the pile.
dealer one that deals.
dealership an authorized sales agency.
debouche a place for exit; an outlet; hence, a market for goods.
denet to market a book with retailers determining their own price.
doorstepper a salesman who tries to sell on the doorstep.
dotcommer a person who carries out business on the Internet.
draper a dealer in cloth, textiles and clothing.
drysalter a seller of dry goods and chemicals.
drysaltery the articles kept by a drysalter; also, the business of a drysalter.
ecommerce business conducted on the internet.
eggler (Arch.) an egg-dealer.
epicier (Fr.) a grocer.
fellmonger a dealer in fells or sheepskins, who separates the wool from the pelts; (verb) to sell skins.
fishmonger a dealer in fish.
fishwife a woman who sells fish; a scurrilously abusive woman.
fishwifely like a fishwife, vituperative.
flesher a butcher.
floorwalker a person employed in a retail store to oversee the salespeople and aid customers.
florist a cultivator of, or dealer in, flowers.
floristry the art of cultivating and selling flowers.
flypitcher one who runs a flypitch, a market stall for which an operator has no licence.
fripper (Arch.) one who deals in frippery or in old clothes.
fripperer (Arch.) one who deals in frippery or in old clothes.
friseur (Fr.) a hairdresser.
fruiterer one who sells fruit.
fruiteress a woman who sells fruit.
furrier a dealer in furs.
giftware goods produced for purchase as gifts.
glassman a maker or seller of glass.
greengrocer a retailer of fresh vegetables and fruit.
grocer a dealer in foodstuffs and household supplies.
grocery a grocer's store.
haberdasher a dealer in men's clothing; a dealer in small sewing articles.
handlanger (S. Afr) an unskilled assistant to a tradesman.
hansa a guild of merchants.
hanse a guild of merchants.
hanseatic relating to the hansa, a guild of merchants.
hardwareman one who sells hardware.
hockshop a pawnshop.
hosier a person who makes or deals in hose or stockings, or in these and knitted or woven underwear.
huckster a retailer in a small shop or at a stall; a pedlar, a hawker (verb) to peddle
hucksterage the state of being a huckster.
hucksteress a female huckster.
hucksterism being a huckster.
huckstery the business of a huckster.
huckstress a female huckster.
importer one that imports.
interfirm between firms.
ironmonger a dealer in ironware.
jeweler one who makes, or deals in, jewels, precious stones, and similar ornaments.
jeweller one who makes, or deals in, jewels, precious stones, and similar ornaments.
junkman a dealer in junk.
kalewife a female vegetable vendor.
kiddier a huckster; a cadger.
libraire (Fr.) a bookseller.
magalog (Coll.) a large mail-order catalog in the form of a magazine.
maltster one who makes or deals in malt.
marcantant (Shakesp.) a merchant.
markdown the act of labelling an article with a lower price than before.
marketeer one who markets.
marketer one that markets.
mart a market; (verb, Shakespeare) to sell, trade.
meatman a seller of butcher's meat.
meatpacker (US) a person or company involved in the wholesale meat trade.
mercantile of or relating to merchants or trading.
mercer a dealer in textiles, esp silk and other fine materials.
mercery the trade of mercers; the goods in which a mercer deals.
merchandiser one who sells merchandise.
merchant a trader, esp wholesale; (verb) to trade as a merchant.
merchantlike (Shakesp.) like a merchant.
merchantry the body of merchants taken collectively.
middlings goods, esp flour, cotton, or minerals, which have been sorted according to quality into the second of three grades.
midinette (Fr.) a French, esp a Parisian, shopgirl; esp a milliner's assistant.
midlist books on a publisher's list that sell reasonably well.
milkman a man who sells or delivers milk.
milko (Aust. sl.) a milkman.
miller one that mills.
milliner a hatmaker.
millinery hat-making.
modiste (Fr.) a maker or seller of fashionable dresses and hats.
monger a trader; a dealer; now chiefly in composition; as, fishmonger, ironmonger, newsmonger; (verb) to peddle.
mongery trading in a particular line of goods.
multipack a pack containing several of a given item, usually at a reduced price.
negociant (Fr.) a merchant esp a wine merchant.
newsagent one who sells newspapers etc.
newstrade the business of newsagents.
newsy full of news; abounding in information as to current events (noun) a newsagent; a newsboy
nundinal relating to a fair or market.
outfitter a person who deals in clothing, haberdashery, sporting equipment, etc.
outtrade to surpass in trading.
overtrade to trade beyond one's capital; to buy goods beyond the means of paying for them.
packman one who bears a pack; a peddler.
pastrycook a maker or seller of pastry.
patissier (Fr.) a maker or seller of fancy cakes.
pawnage an act of pawning.
pearmonger a seller of pears.
peatman a carter or seller of peat.
pedder (Scots) a pedlar.
peddler a person who goes about carrying small goods for sale, esp one who goes from door to door with the goods in a pack.
peddlery the trade of peddler.
pedlar a person who goes about carrying small goods for sale, esp one who goes from door to door with the goods in a pack.
pedlary the trade of pedlar.
pedler a person who goes about carrying small goods for sale, esp one who goes from door to door with the goods in a pack.
pedlery the trade of pedlar.
peltmonger a dealer in skins.
pepperer a dealer in pepper and spices.
perfumer a person engaged in making or selling perfumes.
perfumier a person engaged in making or selling perfumes.
pether (Scots) a pedlar.
pharma pharmaceutical companies considered together as a company.
pieman one who sells pies.
piepowder (Obs.) a wayfarer, esp an itinerant merchant or trader.
pitchman a street or market trader.
pitchperson a street or market trader.
pitchwoman a (female) street or market trader.
plumassier (Fr.) a worker in feathers; a feather-seller.
pothecary an apothecary.
poticary an apothecary.
pottingar (Scots) an apothecary.
poulter (Arch.) a dealer in dead fowls and game.
poulterer a dealer in dead fowls and game.
proveditor a purveyor.
proveditore a purveyor.
provedor a purveyor.
provedore a purveyor.
providor a purveyor.
provisioner a furnisher of provisions.
provisor (Hist.) one who provides; a purveyor.
rabbito (Aust. sl.) an itinerant seller of rabbits for eating.
rabbitoh (Aust. sl.) an itinerant seller of rabbits for eating.
ragman a man who collects, or deals in, rags (obs.) a document with pendent seals
reexport to export again, as what has been imported.
ripper (Obs.) a person who carries fish inland to sell.
rippier (Obs.) a person who carries fish inland to sell.
routeman (US) a shopkeeper's roundsman.
salesclerk a salesperson in a store.
salesgirl a woman who sells merchandise.
saleslady a woman who sells merchandise.
salesman a man who sells merchandise.
salesperson a salesman or saleswoman.
saleswoman a woman who sells in a given territory, in a store, or by telephone.
sammy an Indian fruit and vegetable seller who goes from house to house.
scorse (Obs.) to exchange.
scorser one who barters.
scourse to barter, exchange.
seedman a dealer in seeds.
seedsman a dealer in seeds.
sellout a state where all goods or tickets have been sold.
shill an accomplice to a tradesman etc. who acts as a stooge; (verb) to be a stooge.
shillaber an accomplice to a tradesman etc. who acts as a stooge.
shopboy a boy employed in a shop.
shopgirl a salesgirl.
shopkeeper one who keeps a shop.
shopkeeping the occupation of keeping a shop.
shopman one who owns or operates a small store.
shoppy abounding with shops (noun) a shop assistant
shopwalker a person employed by a departmental store to supervise sales personnel, assist customers, etc.
shopwoman a woman who works in a shop.
smouse (Yiddish) a Jew; (verb) in S. Africa, to trade as a pedlar.
smouser (Afrikaans) in S. Africa, a pedlar.
spicer (Obs.) a dealer in spices; an apothecary.
stallenger (Hist.) a keeper of a stall; a person who paid for the privilege of trading in a burgh of which he was not a freeman.
stallholder one who manages a stall at which articles are sold.
stallinger (Hist.) a keeper of a stall; a person who paid for the privilege of trading in a burgh of which he was not a freeman.
stallman one who keeps a stall for the sale of merchandise, esp books.
stapler a merchant of a staple; a person who grades and deals in wool.
stationer one who sells stationery.
stockist a shopkeeper who stocks a specific line.
stockkeeper one that keeps and records stock, as in a warehouse.
storekeeper one that has charge of supplies, as military stores.
storekeeping the business of keeping a store.
subdealer a dealer who buys from other dealers.
subsale a resale of purchased goods.
supersale a big sale.
supersalesman an exceptional salesman.
sutler (Hist.) a merchant who follows an army to sell provisions to the soldiers.
sutlership the office of sutler, one who sells liquor or provisions to soldiers.
sutlery the office of sutler, one who sells liquor or provisions to soldiers.
suttle subtle (verb) to trade as a sutler
suttly (Milton) subtly.
swaption a swap option.
tallyman a person who keeps a tallyshop.
tapster a person who draws and serves ale or other alcoholic drinks at an inn, bar, etc.
tapstress a female tapster.
tobacconist a dealer in tobacco esp at retail.
touter one who seeks customers, as for an inn, a public conveyance, shops, and the like.
toyman one who deals in toys.
toywoman a (female) seller of toys.
tradable that can be traded.
trade an occupation, way of livelihood, esp skilled but not learned; commerce; (verb) to give in exchange for another commodity.
tradeable that can be traded.
tradecraft skill or expertise in the practice of a trade.
tradeful (Spenser) busy in traffic.
tradeless having no trade or traffic.
trader one who trades.
tradership the occupation of trader.
tradesfolk people employed in trade.
tradesman one who makes a living from trade.
tradesmanlike like a tradesman.
tradespeople people engaged in trade.
tradesperson a man or woman in trade.
tradeswoman a woman employed in trade.
trafficker one who traffics.
trant to traffic in an itinerant manner; to peddle.
tranter one who trants; a peddler; a carrier.
truckman one who does business in the way of barter or exchange.
truckmaster an officer in charge of trade with American Indians esp among the early settlers.
twofer something sold at the price of two for one.
undercut to offer goods at a lower price than a competitor.
unguentary of or relating to unguents; (noun) one who makes or sells unguents.
vendeuse (Fr.) a saleswoman.
venditation offering for sale.
victualer one who furnishes victuals.
victualler one who furnishes victuals.
vintner a person who deals in or sells wine, a wine-merchant.
vivandiere (Fr.) a (female) attendant on a regiment, who sells provisions.
voyageur (Fr.) in Canada a person who kept up communication by canoe between trading-posts.
wanworth (Scots) a very low price, a bargain.
wholesaler someone who sells by wholesale.
woolman one who deals in wool.
yagger (Scots) a pedlar.