Definition of shopkeeper in English:

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shopkeeper

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɒpkiːpə/

noun

The owner and manager of a shop.
Example sentences
  • When we walk into a shop we get sneered at by the shopkeeper and we are not left to walk about the shop freely.
  • He picked up an item from the shop and agreed to pay its price to the shopkeeper.
  • I dashed into a shop and told the shopkeeper that I had to use his phone urgently.
Synonyms
shop-owner, shop manager, shop proprietor, retailer, dealer, seller, trader, trafficker, wholesaler, broker, salesman, saleswoman, salesperson, tradesman, distributor, agent, vendor;
North American  storekeeper
British dated shopman

Derivatives

shopkeeping

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɒpˌkiːpɪŋ/
noun
Example sentences
  • Redmonds shop of Oola closed last Friday, as Joan and Joe Redmond have retired from shopkeeping.
  • By 1845 the economic prospects for South Australia and Hay had improved enough for him to start shopkeeping again.
  • For Derek shopkeeping is in his family's blood, with grandparents, uncles, aunties and nieces all running shops.

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