fruiterer
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfɹuːtəɹə/, /ˈfɹuːtɹə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈfɹutəɹə/, /-ɾə-/
Noun

fruiterer (plural fruiterers)

  1. (Britain) One who sell#Verb|sells fruit#Noun|fruit.
    Synonyms: fruitmonger, fruitseller
    • c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henrie the Fourth, […], quarto edition, London: Printed by V[alentine] S[immes] for Andrew Wise, and William Aspley, published 1600, OCLC 55178895 ↗, [Act III, scene 2] ↗:
      [T]he very ſame day did I fight with one Samſon Stockefiſh a Fruiterer behinde Greyes Inne: Ieſu, Ieſu, the mad dayes that I haue ſpent!
    • 1872 September – 1873 July, Thomas Hardy, “‘I Lull a Fancy, Trouble-Tost.’”, in A Pair of Blue Eyes. A Novel. [...] In Three Volumes, volume III, London: Tinsley Brothers, […], published 1873, OCLC 654408324 ↗, page 24 ↗:
      And Knight laughed, and drew her close and kissed her the second time, which operations he performed with the carefulness of a fruiterer touching a bunch of grapes so as not to disturb their bloom.
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