Definition of regrate in English:

regrate

Pronunciation /rɪˈɡreɪt/

verb

historical, rare
  • 1To buy up (commodities, especially food) in order to resell at a profit in the same or a neighbouring market.

  • 2To sell on (commodities so bought) at a profit.

Origin

Late Middle English. From Anglo-Norman regratier, Anglo-Norman and Middle French regrater (French regratter) to buy up (commodities, especially food) in order to resell at a profit in the same or a neighbouring market, further etymology uncertain and disputed. Compare post-classical Latin regratare.