el mercero, la mercera
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (occupation)
a. notions dealer
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El mercero se quedó sin hilo rojo.The notions dealer ran out of red thread.
b. haberdasher (United Kingdom)
La mercera me hizo un descuento porque le compré más de 100 botones.The haberdasher gave me a discount because I bought over 100 buttons.
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merceroa mercera
haberdasher; notions dealer; (EEUU) (And) (Caribe) (México) draper;
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