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People who own shops or sell specific things

baker

noun

someone whose job is to make bread, cakes etc. A shop that sells bread and cakes is usually called a baker’s.

bookseller

noun

a person or business that sells books

butcher

noun

someone whose job is to sell meat and sometimes also to kill animals for meat. The shop they work in is called a butcher’s or a butcher’s shop.

chandler

noun

someone who sells equipment that people need on a ship

chemist

noun

someone who works in a chemist’s shop preparing and selling medicines

confectioner

noun

someone whose job is to make or sell sweets and chocolates

costermonger

noun

someone who sells fruit and vegetables in the street

draper

noun

someone who sells cloth and things made of cloth

druggist

noun

a chemist

fishmonger

noun

someone whose job is to sell fish

florist

noun

someone whose job is to arrange and sell flowers. The shop they work in is also called a florist or a florist’s.

flower girl

noun

a girl or woman who sells flowers at a market

fruiterer

noun

someone whose job is to sell fruit

furrier

noun

someone whose job is to design and sell clothes made of fur

greengrocer

noun

someone whose job is to sell fruit and vegetables in a shop called a greengrocer’s

grocer

noun

someone whose job is to sell food and other goods for the home in a small shop. The shop they work in is called a grocer’s.

gunsmith

noun

someone whose job is to sell guns in a shop

hatter

noun

someone who makes and sells hats

ironmonger

noun

someone who owns a shop that sells tools and other metal goods

jeweler

the American spelling of jeweller

jeweller

noun

someone who makes, repairs, or sells jewellery and other objects made of valuable metal and stones

milliner

noun

someone whose job is to make or sell hats

newsagent

noun

someone whose job is to sell newspapers and magazines. The shop that they work in is also called a newsagent or a newsagent’s. The American word is newsdealer.

news vendor

noun

someone who sells newspapers, especially in the street

nurseryman

noun

someone who grows plants in a nursery

pawnbroker

noun

someone whose job is to lend money to people in exchange for a valuable object that they can sell if the person does not return the money. The shop they work in is also called a pawnbroker, or a pawnbroker’s.

pharmacist

noun

someone whose job is to prepare medicines for sale in a shop or in a hospital. A pharmacist’s shop is called a pharmacist, a pharmacist’s, or a pharmacy.

rag-and-bone man

noun

someone who collects old clothes and other things from people’s homes in order to sell them

real estate agent

noun

an estate agent

scalper

noun

a ticket tout

stationer

noun

someone whose job is to sell stationery

ticket tout

noun

someone who sells tickets at very high prices outside a place such as a theatre or a sports stadium

tout

noun

a ticket tout

vintner

noun

someone whose job is to sell wine. A more usual word is wine merchant.

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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