shopkeeper

[ shop-kee-per ]
/ ˈʃɒpˌki pər /

noun

a retail merchant or tradesman; a person who owns or operates a small store or shop.

Nearby words

  1. shope,
  2. shopfitter,
  3. shopful,
  4. shopgirl,
  5. shophar,
  6. shoplift,
  7. shoplifter,
  8. shoplifting,
  9. shoppe,
  10. shopper

Origin of shopkeeper

First recorded in 1520–30; shop + keeper

Related formsshop·keep·ing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for shopkeeper

shopkeeper

/ (ˈʃɒpˌkiːpə) /

noun

a person who owns or manages a shop or small store
Derived Formsshopkeeping, noun

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Word Origin and History for shopkeeper

shopkeeper

n.

1520s, from shop (n.) + keeper.

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