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

Definition of shopkeeper

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Recent Examples on the Web Halky just became a shopkeeper in West Hartford, opening the bakery Nothing Bundt Cakes next to Trader Joe’s on July 24. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 4 Aug. 2022 A few week after Latasha died, Lee Arthur Mitchell, a Black man and popular boxing coach, was shot and killed by Tae Sam Park, a Korean American shopkeeper. Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2022 The shopkeeper, Kristi Murray, a Southern California transplant with Slovak and Hungarian roots, offered samples and explained that her products have no sugar and very little salt. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 29 June 2022 Fortunately, she’s inadvertently warned by a local shopkeeper that ‘friends’ are paying her a visit. Erik Kain, Forbes, 27 June 2022 These tales, often found by producers who are deep diving Reddit, are set inside the fictional world of Radio Rental, an 80's video rental store run by an eccentric shopkeeper, Terry Carnation, played by Wilson. Marianne Garvey, CNN, 5 May 2022 Minutes later, two more blasts destroyed a neighbor’s empty home and a shop down the road, killing its 16-year-old shopkeeper. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2022 One video showed a store as a man bought eggs and conversed with the shopkeeper. Lindsay Ellis, WSJ, 20 May 2022 And the shopkeeper mistakes them for a married couple... Maureen Lee Lenker,, 11 May 2022 See More

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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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“Shopkeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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