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

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But producers of these burgers say shoppers aren’t confused. The Christian Science Monitor, "The umbrellas of Hong Kong," 17 June 2019 Target shoppers were unable to check out after registers stopped working for a period Saturday afternoon. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Target computer problems leave shoppers unable to check out; registers now working, company says," 15 June 2019 The company will see how receptive shoppers are to its kiosk locations before looking to open more traditional stores beyond the kiosk, Julia Fulton, Green Growth spokeswoman said in a release. Bob Bong, Daily Southtown, "Comings & Goings: U.S. Bank closing local branches," 10 June 2019 More recently, however, curious shoppers have been asking about two brands in particular: Brooklinen and Parachute. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "Which Sheets Are Better: Brooklinen or Parachute?," 20 May 2019 Toptier brands such as Hermès, Dior, and Louis Vuitton continue to build monumental flagships, lending weight to the argument that while the foot traffic here might not yet match the District’s rivals, the shoppers are not short of a dime. Horacio Silva, Town & Country, "A Guide to Miami's Chicest Shopping Districts," 30 Nov. 2018 But how does a company that first opened in 1962 retain a cult following, and keep shoppers returning weekly? Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "What It’s Really Like Inside Target’s Secret Designer Headquarters," 16 Nov. 2018 Deals kicked off on November 6th, and shoppers everywhere from the US and UK to China and Indonesia are able to nab some good deals. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "The best deals from Alibaba’s Singles Day," 10 Nov. 2018 Its line of barely there, affordable basics made from bio-warming and insulating fabric have been keeping shoppers warm since 2003. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Alexander Wang Designed a Line for Uniqlo's Heattech, and Everything Is Under $50," 24 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of shopper

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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