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 Not only is every company thinking about inflation right now, every shopper is too. Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, 24 Dec. 2021 An avid thrift-store shopper, Mr. Kershaw came across JNCO, and similar oversized pant brands of the ’90s like Caffeine, while hunting for affordable vintage wares. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 20 Dec. 2021 Tap or click for five security steps every Amazon shopper should take. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 13 Dec. 2021 The shopper-favorite fleece sweatshirt is made with 55 percent cotton and 45 percent polyester, and is in stock in 12 colors that range from neutrals like cream to brighter hues like mauve and rose pink. Carly Totten,, 21 Jan. 2022 But this year there is more unease than excitement coming from the home shopper side of the equation. Fortune, 18 Jan. 2022 Merchants gain data leading to better shopper experiences. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 In Houston, online shopper Abby McDonald used Happy Returns, a service that collects customers' unwanted goods for hundreds of companies that sold them. CBS News, 27 Dec. 2021 These principles will not only engage the Gen A shopper, but will become increasingly central to the expectations of most shoppers. Bryan Pearson, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of shopper

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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shop paper


shopping bag

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23 Jan 2022

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“Shopper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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