Definitions

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  • n. A woman employed in a shop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman employed in a shop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who serves in a shop.

Etymologies

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shop +‎ woman

Examples

  • Timmy went off to drink from a bowl of water that the shopwoman had put down for him.

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  • A woman everlastingly boiling water on a bronze hibachi, or brazier, shifting the embers about deftly with brass tongs like chopsticks, and with a baby looking calmly over her shoulders, is the shopwoman; but she remains indifferent till she imagines that you have a definite purpose of buying, when she comes forward bowing to the ground, and I politely rise and bow too.

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  • 'Seven shillings,' said the shopwoman, taking the doll from her place, and displaying her pretty face and hands to the utmost advantage.

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  • Day after day I lay on my counter unnoticed, except by the shopwoman who covered us up at night, and re-arranged us in the morning; and even this she did with such an indifferent air, that I could not flatter myself I was of the smallest use to _her_.

    The Doll and Her Friends or Memoirs of the Lady Seraphina

  • One day a little boy came into the shop and asked to look at some soldiers, upon which the shopwoman showed him the wooden warriors.

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  • For in putting the Soldiers back into their place the shopwoman happened to hit the Officer with some force against a dolls 'house.

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  • A friend, he explained, had promised to meet him in that place; and though the shopwoman plainly doubted his veracity, and kept a sharp eye that he did not take to his heels with the cairngorm, she did not go so far as to suggest his removing himself from the zone of temptation.

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  • The shopwoman was quite voluble about you, saying she knew all the time that you were an American by the accent, and described the bag and ulster which we had ascertained were in your possession.

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  • The shopwoman showed deep pain at having to refuse the proposition, but refuse it she did; and the would-be buyer went home angry and perplexed and told her daughter what had happened.

    Europe Revised

  • Not without more mirth was my leave-taking from the good shopwoman; something, apparently, was hopelessly wrong with the

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