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[shop-er] /ˈʃɒp ər/
a person who shops.
a retail buyer for another person or a business concern.
a locally distributed newspaper of retail advertisements.
Origin of shopper
1860-65; shop + -er1
Related forms
nonshopper, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for shopper
  • There are good deals to be had out there for an alert and savvy shopper.
  • Meyer admits that sometimes he's not the smartest shopper either.
  • Retailers can access complex patterns of shopper behavior to help them stock their stores more profitably.
  • They must arrange the berries neatly in baskets to catch the shopper's eye.
  • Along these blocks, a shopper could transform her whole life.
  • As a shopper, price discrimination is what actually drives me to make a purchase.
  • But compelling as that slogan was, in truth the shopper was cheated of the crown.
  • The shopper wanting alcoholic drinks is spoiled for choice.
  • They want a cooling-off period between a shopper signing up for a loyalty card in a store and his getting to use it.
  • Yes, a shopper cares about where he shops, as well as what he buys.
British Dictionary definitions for shopper


a person who buys goods in a shop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for shopper

agent noun from shop (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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