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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But does fantasy still resonate with today's shopper? Hilary George-parkin, Glamour, "What's Holding Victoria's Secret Back From Body Diversity on the Runway?," 9 Nov. 2018 Today, however, with shoppers feeling more free to spend and nicer malls on the upswing, bankruptcy is a clear sign of individual weakness, not an industry trend. Gerald Porter Jr., The Seattle Times, "Sears files for bankruptcy just as things are looking up for U.S. retail," 15 Oct. 2018 Restaurants are busy, and markets swell with shoppers. Sophia Jones, Marie Claire, "The Truth About The Wives of ISIS," 4 Oct. 2018 Complete with a perfect village green with a white steepled church, this is just the destination for antique shoppers and B&B fans—some lodging even dates back to the 1750s. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Towns in America," 21 Sep. 2018 In December 2016, a massive fire at an open-air fireworks market crowded with holiday shoppers killed several dozen people. Time, "Fireworks Explosion Kills 24 People, Injures 49 Near Mexico City," 6 July 2018 In December 2016, a massive fire at an open-air fireworks market crowded with holiday shoppers killed several dozen people. NBC News, "Fireworks explosion near Mexico City kills 17, injures 31," 5 July 2018 According to the Daily Mail, a fellow shopper at The Range overheard the Duchess of Cambridge call Princess Charlotte by an adorable, and unexpected, nickname. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton’s Nickname for Princess Charlotte Is Beyond Adorable," 26 Dec. 2018 In a bid to win over younger shoppers, Pottery Barn restrategized around small-space living. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The rise of the direct-to-consumer home," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of shopper

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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