stock boy


Definition of stock boy

: a boy or man employed to stock shelves

Examples of stock boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His own brother fired him from his first job as a stock boy at Woolworth’s. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 Two decades later, the Greek American novelist Harry Mark Petrakis wrote of his first day as a stock boy at a similar store. Ron Grossman,, 1 Apr. 2022 To help pay for his sweater where his letter would be displayed, Mr. Ammiano worked extra hours as a stock boy. New York Times, 28 Feb. 2021 Charles Himelhoch — who started as a stock boy in his family's department store business and rose to CEO, spearheading innovations in the fashion industry — died Monday morning. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 7 Dec. 2020 Last month, when the coronavirus still seemed distant, Mr. Timberlake increased his canned-good orders, installed Purell dispensers and deputized his most finicky stock boy as sanitation chief. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, 17 Apr. 2020 When Yoon came out front to see what was going on, one of the women who took issue with the stock boy's behavior threw water at her. oregonlive, 23 Feb. 2020 Pedro Hernandez worked as a stock boy at that corner store by the bus stop. CBS News, 8 June 2019 Pedro Hernandez worked as a stock boy at that corner store by the bus stop. CBS News, 8 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of stock boy

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Stock boy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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