stock boy

noun

Definition of stock boy

: a boy or man employed to stock shelves

Examples of stock boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To help pay for his sweater where his letter would be displayed, Mr. Ammiano worked extra hours as a stock boy. New York Times, "He Won a Varsity Letter at 16. He Finally Got It When He Was 79.," 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, "Charles Himelhoch, former CEO of Himelhoch's department store, dies at 101," 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, "Coronavirus Versus the Last Grocer in Town," 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, "Korean liquor store. Black neighborhood. A quarter of a century after the LA riots, misgivings still run deep," 23 Feb. 2020 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," 8 June 2019 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," 8 June 2019 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," 8 June 2019 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," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of stock boy

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Stock boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stock%20boy. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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