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shopper (agent)

Definition:

a commercial agent who shops at the competitor's store to compare their prices and merchandise with those of the store that employs her

Class:

person noun (people)

Related to:

shop

Plural:

shoppers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

to shop + -er
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of shopper...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

shopper

a person who buys goods in a shop (8 of 401 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/shopper

Wikipedia:

Shopper [disambiguation]

may refer to: Personal shopper | Computer Shopper (disambiguation) | Window Shopper | Secret shopper (disambiguation) | Euro Shopper | Happy Shopper | A newspaper that contains only or mainly advertising (25 of 75 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Shopper

Oxford Dictionary:

shopper

a person who is shopping | [British] : a bag for holding shopping, that is attached to wheels and pushed or pulled along | a small-wheeled bicycle ... (25 of 67 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/shopper

Macmillan British Dictionary:

shopper [countable] | shoppers [plural]

someone who goes to a shop in order to buy or look at the things that are sold there | [British] a large bag for carrying your shopping | [United ... (28 of 65 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/shopper

American Heritage Dictionary:

shopper

One who visits stores in search of merchandise or bargains. | A commercial agent who compares the merchandise and prices of competing merchants. | A ... (23 of 45 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shopper

Merriam-Webster:

shopper

one who shops | one whose occupation is shopping as an agent for customers or for an employer | a usually free paper carrying advertising and ... (24 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/shopper

New World Dictionary:

shopper

a person who shops | a person hired by a store to shop for others | a person hired by a store to compare competitors' merchandise and prices | [United ... (27 of 35 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shopper

Random House Dictionary:

shopper | comparison shopper [sense-specific]

a person who shops. | "comparison shopper" | a retail buyer for another person or a business concern. | a locally distributed newspaper of retail ... (22 of 33 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/shopper

Wiktionary:

shopper | shoppers [plural]

A person who shops. | A free local newspaper containing advertisements for local shops etc; sometimes includes discount coupons. (18 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/shopper

Cambridge Dictionary:

shopper

a person who is buying things from a shop or a number of shops (14 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/shopper

Britannica Encyclopedia:

agent [computer science] | softbot ("software robot") [synonym]

a computer program that performs various actions continuously and autonomously on behalf of an individual or an organization. For example, an agent ... (22 of 333 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/705121​/agent

Encarta Dictionary:

shopper | shoppers [plural]

somebody who searches for things to buy, especially in a store | a person hired to shop for somebody else | somebody whose job is to fill mail or ... (27 of 70 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735352​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

shopper | shoppers [plural]

Origin: to shop + -er

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/shopper

shop | shops [plural] | shopped [past tense] | shopping [present participle]

Origin: Middle English shoppe, from Old English sceoppa, scoppa ("shop, booth, shed"), from Proto-Germanic *skupp-, *skup- ("barn, shed"), from Proto-Indo-European *skub-, *skup- ("to bend, bow, curve, vault"). ... (26 of 34 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/shop

-er

Origin: Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ere (agent suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz... | Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ware (suffix denoting residency or meaning "inhabitant... (27 of 191 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-er

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

shopper

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "shopper"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/shopper

Macmillan American Dictionary:

shopper [countable] | shoppers [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "shopper"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/shopper

Macmillan British Dictionary:

shopper [countable] | shoppers [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "shopper"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/shopper

Cambridge Dictionary:

shopper

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "shopper"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "shopper"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/shopper

the Free Dictionary:

shopper

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "shopper"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "shopper"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "shopper" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/shopper

Google Dictionary:

shopper | shoppers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "shopper"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=shopper

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

shopper

Audio: North American pronunciation of "shopper"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=shoppe​01 word=shopper

YourDictionary Audio:

shopper

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "shopper" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shopper

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