shop·​per ˈshä-pər How to pronounce shopper (audio)
: one who shops
: one whose occupation is shopping as an agent for customers or for an employer
: a usually free paper carrying advertising and sometimes local news

Examples of shopper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Gym People Women's Half-Zip Pullover This athletic-style cropped pullover sweatshirt is quickly becoming a popular style among Amazon shoppers. Kelsey Glennon, Travel + Leisure, 22 Sep. 2023 Its fabric blend is soft and gives the right amount of stretch, according to shoppers. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 An increasing number of house shoppers, however, are looking for schools that specialize in fetching rather than phonics. Tom Peterson, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 These costs are passed on to the shopper, which means fresh birds can be more expensive. Jackie Freeman, Southern Living, 20 Sep. 2023 As online retail has exploded in the past decade, physical stores like Camp are trying to tempt shoppers by offering more than just a place to buy stuff. Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 Retailers have begun to publicly fret that the resumption of student loan payments could collide with those other developments, pushing their shoppers closer to a breaking point. Jason Karaian, New York Times, 17 Sep. 2023 More than 4,000 shoppers have purchased it in the last month. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2023 Many shoppers also like that the tanks wear well beyond the gym, pairing perfectly with their jeans and other casualwear. Dana Leigh Smith, Glamour, 15 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shopper was in 1860

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“Shopper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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