- a person who owns or manages an inn or, sometimes, a hotel.
Origin of innkeeper
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Their youngest sister, Georgette, is an innkeeper in Vermont.Life After Wasserstein
Ralph Gardner, Jr.
December 14, 2009
"Bring me a table," he ordered the innkeeper, as he went to his room.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
RITZ, innkeeper who made hotels in which we all would like to stop, but cannot.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
"There is the green room, the best bedroom in my house," said the Innkeeper.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
All the same, this persistent silence puzzled the innkeeper.
With the ease of practice the innkeeper glued his eye to the hole he had just made.
- an owner or manager of an inn
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Word Origin and History for innkeeper
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