Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The proprietor, manager, or operator of a small store.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shopkeeper; a retailer.
  • n. One who serves in a shop; a salesman.
  • n. One who works in a shop or a factory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A retail trader; a shopkeeper; also, a salesman in a shop.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

shop + man

Examples

  • So she called the shopman to her, and asked him in French whether he could not take eight hundred francs for the bracelet.

    Rollo in Geneva

  • The shopman was a red-haired Jew, an extraordinary disagreeable man, who used to fall into furious rages at the sight of a client.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • He calls the shopman “Sir,” and makes no struggle against his native accent.

    Mankind in the Making

  • What would it avail him, in the present instance, to call the shopman to witness?

    A Life's Morning

  • Alas! "sighed he," I know one in which all is stately; but there sits already a spruce young shopman, which is the only thing that's amiss in the whole shop.

    Andersen's Fairy Tales

  • One kind of shopman was just like another to him -- which was oddly inconsequent on the part of

    The Golden Bowl — Complete

  • Here the chief difficulty was in making the shopman understand that

    THE DESCENT

  • From the same obliging shopman he received four dollars for the wedding ring of his long - dead wife.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • The shopman, anxious to transact business immediately, took a sack of arrow-root farinha de pao and placing about a dozen little handfuls of it here and there on the ground, made signal to the slaves to come and eat, just as we see done by a servant to call together the fowls in a poultry yard.

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  • She asked of the shopman what brought so many people into the streets and he said: ‘It is the funeral of Thomas Davis’.

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