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

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Recent Examples on the Web Based on Michaela Coel’s original play Chewing Gum Dreams, the show follows the trials and tribulations of Tracey Gordon, a 24-year old shopkeeper wishing to explore her sexuality after growing up in a hyper-religious, sheltered home. Essence, "How Michaela Coel's Work Displays The Limitlessness Of Black Britishness," 19 Apr. 2021 His resumé included chicken breeder, actor, marketer of petroleum products, shopkeeper, newspaperman, and traveling salesman., "Doc Talk: bearing witness, creating Oz, watching whales," 15 Apr. 2021 All the while, Bland, a reluctant shopkeeper in his early days, has done trade with plutocrats and dukes, Tom Ford and Middle Eastern princes, and somehow maintained an easygoing pragmatism and wry Southern bonhomie. Guy Trebay, Town & Country, "Art and Antiques Dealer Gerry Bland's Secrets of Good Taste," 29 Mar. 2021 The shopkeeper was convicted of voluntary manslaughter but served no jail time. Marian Liu, Washington Post, "Fear of anti-Asian attacks leaves communities feeling alone in fight," 25 Feb. 2021 In 2016, a Skagway shopkeeper was acquitted on similar charges. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Former Anchorage shop owner sentenced in Alaska Native art misrepresentation case," 11 Mar. 2021 An argument with a nearby shopkeeper over the clean-up soon took an ethnic turn. The Economist, "How a spilled basket of tomatoes paralysed Nigeria," 6 Mar. 2021 When users speak to Niki in their native language, the chatbot speaks back, imitating the interaction with a neighborhood shopkeeper. Nell Lewis, CNN, "The multilingual voice app helping Indians shop online," 28 Feb. 2021 One Romani shopkeeper would nod every day in response to a cheerful hello and then politely shake his head when Smith asked to take his picture. oregonlive, "Rediscovered images of 1970s Old Town capture long-gone era in Portland, power photographer’s social-media fandom," 1 Mar. 2021

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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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26 Apr 2021

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“Shopkeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of shopkeeper

: someone who owns or manages a shop or store


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