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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who owns or manages a shop.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who keeps a shop for the sale of goods; a trader who sells goods in a shop or by retail, in distinction from a merchant, or one who sells by wholesale; in general, a tradesman.
  • noun An article that has been long on hand in a shop; as, that chair is an old shopkeeper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A trader who sells goods in a shop, or by retail; -- in distinction from one who sells by wholesale.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A trader who sells goods in a shop, or by retail; -- in distinction from one who sells by wholesale, or sells door to door.

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

  • noun a merchant who owns or manages a shop

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