innkeeper

[ in-kee-per ]
/ ˈɪnˌki pər /

noun

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

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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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