Definition of shopkeeper:
storekeeper, market keeper, tradesman.
- merchant (part of speech: noun)
- "The Log of a Noncombatant", Horace Green.
- "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle", Hugh Lofting.
She was brought up, while young, from her native country of Yorkshire to London, where getting into the service of an eminent shopkeeper, she might, had she been honest and industrious, have lived easily and with credit; but unfortunately both for herself and her master's apprentice, the young man took a liking to her, and one night, having first taken care to make himself master of the key of her door, he came out of his chamber into hers, where after a faint resistance, he got to bed to her.- "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.