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 Another shopper in the store captured video of the incident on her cell phone and turned it over to the police. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Shoppers accused of assaulting store employee over mask mandate: North Olmsted Police Blotter," 27 Dec. 2020 Sezzle Up, which lets a shopper build their credit rating, is a true differentiator. Evan Ramstad, Star Tribune, "With Sezzle now worth more than $1 billion, CEO describes a year on a rocket ship," 26 Dec. 2020 Katie Anderson-Tedder, 35, has the perspective of both retailer and shopper. Josh Mitchell, WSJ, "U.S. Household Spending Drops for First Time in Seven Months," 24 Dec. 2020 The victim said the theft occurred when another shopper kept trying to talk to her and direct her attention in another direction. Daily Southtown Staff,, "Southland crime: Woman arrested after dropping gun on counter at Orland mall, and more," 22 Dec. 2020 So the 27-year-old became a Lululemon super shopper. Washington Post, "This year’s online shopping rush is great for e-commerce and bad for last-minute shoppers," 21 Dec. 2020 The quick-and-easy family meal surprised a fellow shopper, who spotted Kate and the royal siblings in the store. Simon Perry,, "Kate Middleton’s Surprising 'Enchilada Kit' Errand with George, Charlotte and Louis," 16 Dec. 2020 She's picked up shifts at a Lane Bryant store, become a Shipt shopper, and is in the midst of training for roles to set greeting cards in stores and to be a customer service agent for Sun Country. Kavita Kumar, Star Tribune, "Life has turned into a high-wire act for Minnesotans who are now 'long-term unemployed'," 12 Dec. 2020 With more people shopping online, retailers are using AI to analyze chatbot messages and product reviews, including photos and videos of a product, to collect information on a shopper or a particular item. NBC News, "With the spike in online shopping comes a spike in consumer data. What are retailers doing with it?," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of shopper

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jan 2021

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“Shopper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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