innkeeper

[ in-kee-per ]
/ ˈɪnˌki pər /

noun

a person who owns or manages an inn or, sometimes, a hotel.

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Nearby words

  1. innie,
  2. inning,
  3. innings,
  4. inniskilling,
  5. innit,
  6. innocence,
  7. innocency,
  8. innocense,
  9. innocent,
  10. innocent i

Origin of innkeeper

First recorded in 1540–50; inn + keeper

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British Dictionary definitions for innkeeper

innkeeper

/ (ˈɪnˌkiːpə) /

noun

an owner or manager of an inn
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Word Origin and History for innkeeper

innkeeper

n.

1540s, from inn + keeper.

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