Re*tail"(r*tl"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retailed (?);p. pr. & vb. n. Retailing.] [Cf. F. retailler to cut again; pref. re- re + tailler to cut. See Retail, n., Tailor, and cf. Detail.] 1. To sell in small quantities, as by the single yard, pound, gallon, etc.; to sell directly to the consumer; as, to retail cloth or groceries.
2. To sell at second hand.
[Obs. or R.]
3. To distribute in small portions or at second hand; to tell again or to many (what has been told or done); to report; as, to
retail slander. "To whom I will retail my conquest won."
He is wit's peddler, and retails his waresShak.
At wakes and wassails.
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