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innkeeper

[in-kee-per] /ˈɪnˌki pər/
noun
1.
a person who owns or manages an inn or, sometimes, a hotel.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; inn + keeper
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Examples for innkeeper
  • They were determined to prove he was much more important than the innkeeper of a safe house.
  • Walker made a good living as the innkeeper of the taverns at the crossroads.
British Dictionary definitions for innkeeper

innkeeper

/ˈɪnˌkiːpə/
noun
1.
an owner or manager of an inn
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Word Origin and History for innkeeper
n.

1540s, from inn + keeper.

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