shopper

noun
shop·​per | \ ˈshä-pər How to pronounce shopper (audio) \

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

Examples of shopper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around the corner from Hartford Prints!, Morneault’s Stackpole Moore and Tryon was enticing shoppers with snacks and a raffle for a $500 gift certificate to the historic clothing shop, which dates to 1909. Daniela Altimari, courant.com, "In a compressed holiday season, locally-owned businesses beckon shoppers with specials and treats," 1 Dec. 2019 For some shoppers, Black Friday, Cyber Weekend, and Cyber Monday are just focused on trying to find those elusive Apple deals. David Kender, USA TODAY, "The best Apple iPhone Black Friday deals you can still get," 30 Nov. 2019 Globalized commerce has brought U.S. consumer tastes to shoppers around the world, from Halloween candy to breakfast cereal and peanut butter, sometimes even supplanting local traditions. Sylvie Corbet, chicagotribune.com, "The world did not celebrate Thanksgiving yesterday. But Black Friday? Mais oui!," 29 Nov. 2019 Globalized commerce has brought U.S. consumer tastes to shoppers around the world, from Halloween candy to breakfast cereal and peanut butter, sometimes even supplanting local traditions. CBS News, "As Black Friday goes global, some want to ban it," 29 Nov. 2019 Chinese shoppers, who account for a third of all sales, have added much of the fizz. The Economist, "The inequality puzzle," 29 Nov. 2019 FlatIron Crossing had already welcomed its first wave of post-Thanksgiving shoppers, on Thanksgiving itself. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Black Friday powered more by tradition than discounts for some Denver area shoppers," 29 Nov. 2019 Melissa Rorech, Reviewed Black Friday is right around the corner, bringing deals, and a lot of shoppers, to local stores. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Between Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, here are 8 local shopping events around Milwaukee," 25 Nov. 2019 Meijer shoppers, for example, can use the mPerks app to use digital coupons and get money off after spending certain amounts of money. Ethan May, Indianapolis Star, "3 ways technology can make your Thanksgiving grocery shopping easier," 25 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of shopper

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Dec 2019

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“Shopper.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shopper. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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