Definition of innkeeper in English:

innkeeper

noun

archaic
  • A person who runs an inn.

    • ‘Not only has she been seen several times, she has even talked to the innkeepers and certain guests.’
    • ‘She left with a wave to the kind innkeeper and stepped outside into the morning air.’
    • ‘Still distraught, he finds more than a shoulder to cry on when his innkeepers introduce him to Mandy, a beautiful nurse.’
    • ‘A man was sitting there speaking to the innkeeper, other patrons carried on at their tables.’
    • ‘They pulled on their packs, put on their boots, pulled up their hoods, and paid the innkeeper with silent swiftness.’
    landlord, landlady, hotelier, hotel owner, hotel keeper, proprietor, manager, manageress, host
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Pronunciation

innkeeper

/ˈɪnkiːpə/