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merchantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɜr·tʃənt/
a person whose business is buying and selling goods for profit
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"merchant" in British English

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merchantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɜː.tʃənt/  us   /ˈmɝː.tʃənt/
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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"merchant" in Business English

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merchantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmɜːtʃənt/ COMMERCE
a person or business that buys and sells products in large amounts for profit, often trading with other countries: grain/cotton/wine merchants
a business that sells directly to the public either from a store or through the internet: Experienced merchants said that the fee structure for accepting cards is confusing. Local merchants experienced a revenue boost in the lead up to Thanksgiving. Most online merchants will email you an order confirmation with details of your purchase.

merchantadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈmɜːtʃənt/
COMMERCE used to describe people or businesses connected with buying or selling goods: merchant customers/families/fees
TRANSPORT connected with the ships that carry goods by sea: merchant fleet/seaman
(Definition of merchant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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