Definition of merchantlike in US English:

merchantlike

adjective

  • Resembling, characteristic of, or befitting a merchant.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Becon (1512/13–1567), theologian and Church of England clergyman. From merchant + -like.

Pronunciation

merchantlike

/ˈməːtʃ(ə)ntlʌɪk/