innkeeper

noun inn·keep·er \ ˈin-ˌkē-pər \
Updated on: 21 Feb 2018

Definition of innkeeper

1 : a proprietor of an inn
2 : hotelman

Examples of innkeeper in a Sentence

  1. the innkeeper was a very genial, accommodating host

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First Known Use of innkeeper

15th century

innkeeper Synonyms

Synonyms

landlord, taverner;

Related Words

hosteler (or hosteller), hotelier, hotelman;


INNKEEPER Defined for English Language Learners

innkeeper

noun

Definition of innkeeper for English Language Learners

  • : a person who owns or manages an inn


INNKEEPER Defined for Kids

innkeeper

noun inn·keep·er \ ˈin-ˌkē-pər \

Definition of innkeeper for Students

: the person who runs an inn


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