stock boy

noun

Definition of stock boy 

: a boy or man employed to stock shelves

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Back then my father worked night shifts as a stock boy at Rite-Aid. Zito Madu, GQ, "How to Forgive Your Father," 26 June 2018 Pedro Hernandez worked as a stock boy at that corner store by the bus stop. CBS News, "Etan Patz case: 1979 disappearance of NYC boy continues to haunt investigators," 15 Apr. 2018 Long before legislation limited child labor, Joske’s employed 13-year-old, future 50-plus-year employee Bart Varga as a stock boy, as noted in this column Jan. 15, 2017. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, "Animal attraction lures families to Joske’s Toyland," 5 Jan. 2018 Structured like a fireside chat – or an adult bedtime story – Buyer & Cellar has Alex recount his experiences at his next job, as storekeeper and stock boy in the little mall underneath Streisand’s compound. Tirdad Derakhshani, Philly.com, "From Martha Graham Cracker to Barbra Streisand: Dito van Reigersberg is brilliant in celebrity satire 'Buyer & Cellar'," 12 Oct. 2017 According to one detailed profile in Forbes, Green started his working life as a stock boy, then worked for a five-and-dime store before opening the first Hobby Lobby. Sarah Jones, New Republic, "We’re All Living in Hobby Lobby’s Bible Nation," 13 Oct. 2017 The stock boy who talks about dragons a little too much and has a funny mustache. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The 10 Worst Co-Workers Ever," 4 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of stock boy

1950, in the meaning defined above

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