cheesemonger

[ cheez-muhng-ger, cheez‐mong‐ger ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Middle English chesemangere, chesemonger (in Anglo-French & Latin contexts), from chese CHEESE + mangere, monger MONGER

Synonyms

  • dealer
  • trader
  • cheese expert

Antonyms

  • butcher

Definition

a merchant who sells cheese and other dairy products

Example

Claude was the local cheesemonger and everyone loved going to his shop for specialty products.

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