Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fellow-workman or a fellow-clerk or -attendant in a shop.

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Examples

  • Give our respects and remembrance to my Father, tell Isaac I have not happened to have a musical shopmate for some years past, I have therefore made no progress that way, my love to his wife and little ones; and I remain your affectionate and dutiful Son

    Letter 5

  • Brother infects sister, and sister brother; parent child, and child parent; shopman shopmate.

    The Parables of Our Lord

  • [2] The shopmate, William Manning, preserved this signboard.

    Life of William Carey

  • "So, so, Peter," thought I, "as you know not your old shopmate, why should I disturb your humming?"

    Sir Ludar A Story of the Days of the Great Queen Bess

  • Charles Jones's brother lent a shopmate his great coat, on a particular occasion.

    Anecdotes and Observations, Reflections and Critical Remarks

  • It appeared that a shopmate had been in the habit of tormenting and annoying Batome for a long time; on this occasion Batome Avas pushed over some machinery where he was working, and when he arose he struck his assailant on the head with a short piece of iron.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

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