shopper

noun shop·per \ ˈshä-pər \
|Updated on: 17 Aug 2018

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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First Known Use of shopper

1860

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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