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hotelkeeper

[hoh-tel-kee-per]
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noun
  1. a manager or owner of a hotel.

Origin of hotelkeeper

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; hotel + keeper
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Examples from the Web for hotelkeeper

Historical Examples

  • "Here, Soden," Eustace cried, as soon as he caught sight of the hotelkeeper.

    The Rider of Waroona

    Firth Scott

  • The hotelkeeper had told him how to find it, and the name of the parson.

  • "I'm glad you are not friends of his," continued the hotelkeeper.

    The Rover Boys on a Tour

    Arthur M. Winfield

  • This appeared to make the matter more inexplicable to the hotelkeeper.

  • The hotelkeeper and his wife, we were told, were already "refugees."