shopkeeper

noun
shop·​keep·​er | \ˈshäp-ˌkē-pər \

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The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers. Yanan Wang, The Seattle Times, "‘We must pay so dearly’: China’s churches raided, silenced," 7 Aug. 2018 The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers. Yanan Wang, Fox News, "Christian heartland opens window into fight for China's soul," 7 Aug. 2018 Authorities spent years persuading residents and shopkeepers to leave the area in exchange for compensation or temporary accommodation elsewhere, with the promise of moving back to the neighborhood once modern housing has been built. Samy Magdy, Fox News, "Egypt razes historical Cairo district, angering residents," 15 Aug. 2018 Two bodies — those of the only Sikh candidate for the Afghan Parliament, and of a shopkeeper who sold herbal medicine — were taken to Kabul. New York Times, "Bomb Rattles an Afghan Minority So Small ‘No One Is a Stranger’," 2 July 2018 On Wednesday, many of the city's shopkeepers closed their doors, a show of solidarity with Zainab's family. Amanda Erickson, Washington Post, "This TV anchor held her little girl on the air to protest the rape of a 7-year-old," 11 Jan. 2018 He was born in 1953, to a family of shopkeepers in Tabasco state, in a village called Tepetitán. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "A New Revolution in Mexico," 25 June 2012 One of their latest members is a shopkeeper from the western province of Herat named Mohamed Anwar. Mujib Mashal, New York Times, "A Grass-Roots Afghan Peace Movement Grows, Step by Step," 15 June 2018 Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a vehicle carrying shopkeepers to a market struck a roadside bomb in Faryab province, killing seven, the AP reported. Fahim Abed, BostonGlobe.com, "Bomb kills at least 14 Afghans registering to vote," 6 May 2018

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1530, in the meaning defined above

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shopkeeper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shopkeeper

: someone who owns or manages a shop or store

shopkeeper

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