shop·​keep·​er | \ ˈshäp-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce shopkeeper (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Naazdanah, the 11-year-old daughter of a shopkeeper, heard the blasts from her home in a neighboring village. Washington Post, "During Afghan elections, schools double as voting places — and become Taliban targets," 14 Aug. 2019 Born in 1953 to a family of shopkeepers, López Obrador grew up in the town of Tepetitán, near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, "Who is Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador?," 19 Feb. 2020 Subway cars during rush hour felt spacious, and shopkeepers talked quietly at empty street markets previously filled with a cacophony of noise. May-ying Lam, Washington Post, "She arrived just before the student protests began. She left just as the coronavirus started to overshadow everything.," 20 Apr. 2020 Since many bank accounts are tied to mobile phone accounts, local shopkeepers help many illiterate Dalits and Adivasis carryout their bank transactions. Priyali Sur, CNN, "Under India's caste system Dalits are considered untouchable. The coronavirus is intensifying that slur," 15 Apr. 2020 Local law enforcement, confused themselves, struggled to give clear directions to residents and shopkeepers. Melissa Etehadstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Nevada town lacked coronavirus news. A radio station came to the rescue," 14 Apr. 2020 And artists, makers and shopkeepers here are getting creative to keep passions and livelihoods going. Matt Wake |, al, "Pandemic a challenging canvas for Alabama arts center," 25 Mar. 2020 Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of store owners and shopkeepers all over the country, saying silent prayers. Paul Daugherty,, "Paul Daugherty: Coronavirus pandemic shutdowns are tearing at the fabric of our community.," 21 Mar. 2020 The tent camp has a few small businesses, often started by former bakers, cooks and shopkeepers. Silvia Foster-frau,, "Asylum-seekers take charge of large Matamoros encampment," 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of shopkeeper

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shopkeeper was in 1530

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21 May 2020

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“Shopkeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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: someone who owns or manages a shop or store


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