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merchant

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɜː.tʃənt/ us    /ˈmɝː-/
a person whose job is to buy and sell products in large amounts, especially by trading with other countries: a wine/grain merchantTraders, merchants and entrepreneursPeople who sell thingsPeople who buy thingsPeople who sell thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs UK informal disapproving someone who is involved in or enjoys something that is unpleasant or annoying to others: a gossip merchant (= someone who enjoys talking about people's private lives) a speed merchant (= someone who drives too fast)Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
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