Definition of shopkeeper
: storekeeper 2
Recent Examples of shopkeeper from the Web
On a visit to the Wadi Hajar neighborhood of western Mosul in April, just a month after it was recaptured, shopkeepers were repainting their blackened storefronts even as gunfire and explosions erupted a few blocks away.
Shopkeepers resort to buying sacks of bitumen and filling in the potholes outside their premises themselves.
Local shopkeepers wheeled shopping carts full of supplies towards pop-up donation centers, stopping along the way to hand out fruit and water to police and firefighters battling the blaze, which has left at least 12 people dead.
Even the relatively modest outlying neighborhoods where shopkeepers live and students hang out are crammed with captivating views.
One was the son of a Moroccan shopkeeper who had moved to Belgium, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the future commander of the Paris attacks.
Her father, Bernard, an Orthodox rabbi, transformed his tiny synagogue for shopkeepers on West 47th Street into a mecca for actors from Broadway, among them Sophie Tucker, Eddie Cantor and two of the Three Stooges.
The withdrawal of 86 percent of India’s currency in circulation paralyzed small businesses, farmers, workers and shopkeepers who traditionally transacted in cash.
Read More: Amid looting and hunger, Venezuelan shopkeepers fortify But even before the plan had solidified, the opposition was rejecting it as yet another distraction.
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First Known Use of shopkeeper
SHOPKEEPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shopkeeper for English Language Learners
: someone who owns or manages a shop or store
SHOPKEEPER Defined for Kids
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