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  1. a retail merchant or tradesman; a person who owns or operates a small store or shop.
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Origin of shopkeeper

First recorded in 1520–30; shop + keeper
Related formsshop·keep·ing, noun
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Related Words for shopkeeper

entrepreneur, storekeeper, vendor, dealer, retailer, proprietor, businessperson, salesperson, seller, wholesaler

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British Dictionary definitions for shopkeeper


  1. a person who owns or manages a shop or small store
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Derived Formsshopkeeping, noun
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Word Origin and History for shopkeeper


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

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