Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The keeper of an inn, hotel, nightclub, or eating establishment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The proprietor of a hotel or restaurant.
  • n. An innkeeper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An innkeeper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A landlord or innkeeper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
  • n. the owner or manager of an inn

Etymologies

After Boniface, an innkeeper in The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar (1678-1707).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After Boniface, an innkeeper in The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar, 1707. (Wiktionary)

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  • According to Merriam-Webster, Boniface was the innkeeper in "The Beaux' Stratagem" (1707) by George Farquhar.

    November 22, 2008