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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And in November 2017, the Cost Conscious Consumer Index ranked Charlotte as the most socially responsible big city in America, based on its earth-friendly practices, socially conscious shoppers and nonprofit giving. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Hot dog! This Charlotte hot dog joint named best in the nation," 3 July 2018 Vehicles will be banned to let shoppers and entertainers take over from Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue., "Five things to do around Greater Boston, July 2-15," 29 June 2018 They were concerned about possible loss of income from shoppers and diners on one of their most profitable days of the week. Karen Pearlman,, "La Mesa association chair leaves post," 4 June 2018 Do locals understand the profound ways that climate change will affect not only California agriculture but their lives as shoppers and diners? Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Farming A Warming Planet: An Interview Nathanael Johnson," 31 May 2018 But Postmates—the refuge of homebodies, impulse shoppers, and the lazy, hungry masses—understands the real you: your moods, your flings, your celebrations, and your munchies. Lauren Murrow, WIRED, "Thanks to Binges and Benders, Postmates Knows the True You," 23 May 2018 The 41-year-old independent supermarket at 2020 Oregon St. has been praised for its abundance of fresh and unique produce by local, everyday shoppers and food world notables alike. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Berkeley Bowl Cookbook’ celebrates East Bay market’s culinary legacy," 18 May 2018 At this location, that meant adding options both for bargain shoppers and those looking for premium goods, and beefing up a popular deli section. Lawrence Specker,, "After setbacks, Winn-Dixie reinvigorating its stores," 3 May 2018 This isn't the first time that Estelle has managed to impress shoppers and the Internet. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, ""Walmart Gfriend Girl" Introduces Shoppers to K-Pop," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of shopper

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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