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merchantnoun [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 merchant 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)
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