Definition of merchanting in US English:

merchanting

noun

  • The action or practice of selling a product or products; the business of a trader or merchant.

adjective

  • Involved with the sale of a product or products; engaged in trade.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Atlanta Constitution. From merchant or merchant + -ing<br>1920s; earliest use found in The Glasgow Herald. From merchant or merchant + -ing.

Pronunciation

merchanting

/ˈməːtʃ(ə)ntɪŋ/