Definition of general dealer in English:

general dealer


  • (in South Africa) the keeper of a rural or township store.

    • ‘The eastern portion of the square became a produce and general dealers ' market, while the western half was a cattle market.’
    • ‘A mix of businesses operate from this prime location, including general dealers, dry cleaners, a bookstore, fast-food stores, clothing shops and pubs.’
    • ‘On April 15, 1875, a young British immigrant opened his first general dealer's store in the village of Pretoria.’
    • ‘Some shops are reminiscent of old-style general dealers, where shop owners operate from behind iron bars.’
    • ‘Very few of these Cuca Shops are licensed as general dealers.’