shop·​per | \ˈshä-pər \

Definition of shopper 

1 : one who shops

2 : one whose occupation is shopping as an agent for customers or for an employer

3 : a usually free paper carrying advertising and sometimes local news

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Young people want to build farms centered around organic or more environmentally-sustainable practices and shoppers are (literally) eating it up. Aubrey Nagle,, "ICE protester sues Philly police, young Pa. farmers shake up industry | Morning Newsletter," 11 July 2018 Ram 1500 shoppers shouldn’t be cross-shopping either of those vehicles, as the Titan XD is a heavy-duty workhorse and a new 2019 Silverado is coming in the fall. Robert Duffer,, "2019 Ram 1500 is the pickup truck for winning arguments," 2 July 2018 And shoppers are already very comfortable with online buying, even for expensive products. Carroll Lachnit, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds: Tips on how to avoid fraud when buying a car online," 22 June 2018 But what’s good news for Canadian shoppers could be bad news for Blaine. Alexandra Samuel, The Verge, "Welcome to Blaine, the town Amazon Prime built," 20 June 2018 Walmart is looking to to tap into the nation’s $62 billion wine market with the debut of its own wine label — and shoppers are ready to start sipping. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Walmart's private wine label debuts with $11 bottles," 7 June 2018 On the streets of Beijing, Shanghai and other Chinese cities, however, luxury shoppers are hard to find. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, "Luxury Sales Are Rebounding in China. Just Not in Stores.," 7 June 2018 The entrepreneur profits by charging a high markup, betting shoppers are unlikely to stumble upon the less-expensive goods on a marketplace site. Khadeeja Safdar, WSJ, "The Mystery of the $70 Hoodie That’s All Over Facebook," 20 May 2018 However, the collab launch was too good to be true, and, as noted by HelloGiggles, some shoppers have been taking to Twitter to air their frustrations with the shopping experience. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Target x Hunter Boots Collaboration Causes Frustration Among Shoppers," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of shopper

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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