Merchant vs Merchantwoman - What's the difference?

merchant | merchantwoman |


As a proper noun merchant

is .

As a noun merchantwoman is

(obsolete) a female merchant.

merchant

Alternative forms

* merchaunt (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who traffics in commodities for profit.
  • The owner or operator of a retail business.
  • A trading vessel; a merchantman.
  • * 1611 , , II. i. 5:
  • Every day, some sailor's wife, / The masters of some merchant', and the ' merchant , / Have just our theme of woe.

    Derived terms

    * merchantable * merchant bank * merchant banker * merchant flag * merchant fleet * merchantman * merchant marine * mercantile * merchant navy * merchant prince * merchant seaman * merchant ship * merchant tailor * wine merchant

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • As a resident of a region, to buy goods from a non-resident and sell them to another non-resident.
  • a merchanting service

    merchantwoman

    English

    Noun

    (merchantwomen)
  • (obsolete) A female merchant.