Definition of innkeeper in US English:



  • A person who runs an inn.

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