Definition of shopper in English:

shopper

noun

  • 1A person who is shopping.

    ‘red poinsettias get shoppers in the holiday mood’
    • ‘Before the upgrade, there were 90,000 shoppers in Stirling town centre per week; that figure has now leapt to 265,000.’
    • ‘They claim that city centre businesses which provide toilets for shoppers and patrons will suffice.’
    • ‘Businesses and shoppers are backing plans to get rid of Laindon Shopping Centre, claiming it is an ‘eyesore’ that is deserted most days.’
    • ‘At least a further £5,140.05 was collected from shoppers in York city centre, and £79.05 at Osbaldwick.’
    • ‘Having wrestled our luggage from the tube station through throngs of Oxford Street shoppers, we jumped at the chance.’
    • ‘Bold plans which will open up the centre of Castle Street and Market Street for shoppers have been revealed in a detailed application this week.’
    • ‘Now the growth of big rural shopping centres is bringing shoppers out of town.’
    • ‘A lorry driver was killed in a fireball crash which closed the M60 and marooned thousands of shoppers in the Trafford Centre.’
    • ‘Business at East London shopping malls is booming whilst the city centre struggles to attract shoppers.’
    • ‘Delicacies from cheese to black puddings are being showcased at Selfridge's in London and the Trafford Centre to give shoppers a taste of the region.’
    • ‘The former gas works off Station Avenue, Filey, is earmarked for redevelopment by Scarborough Council to attract more shoppers into the town centre.’
    • ‘Parking permits have been introduced for residents of a North Yorkshire town centre after complaints that shoppers were blocking out shop staff and tenants.’
    • ‘By this time, throngs of shoppers had gathered around us to watch the commotion and were whispering frantically.’
    • ‘The city's Arndale Centre was bustling throughout the evening as shoppers thronged the complex.’
    • ‘He spotted me amidst the throng of Christmas shoppers and pointed me out to his friend.’
    • ‘However, on most days the audience consists of only a handful of shoppers and city centre security guards.’
    • ‘The photo of First Avenue and Pike Place shows throngs of shoppers moving through Seattle's Pike Place Market.’
    • ‘In December, 2001, about 908,000 shoppers visited the town centre.’
    • ‘This action was denying parking spaces to shoppers and affecting business in the area.’
    • ‘This would have seen the current station demolished and the area transformed into a public square, with direct access to the Wheatsheaf Centre for shoppers.’
    buyer, purchaser, customer, consumer, client, patron
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  • 2British A bag for holding shopping, that is attached to wheels and pushed or pulled along.

    ‘a four-wheeled tartan shopper’
  • 3A small-wheeled bicycle with a basket, designed for use while shopping.

Pronunciation

shopper

/ˈSHäpər//ˈʃɑpər/