stock·​er | \ ˈstä-kər How to pronounce stocker (audio) \

Definition of stocker

1 : a young animal (such as a steer or heifer) suitable for being fed and fattened for market
2 : an animal (such as a heifer) suitable for use in a breeding establishment

Examples of stocker in a Sentence

He works as a produce stocker at the grocery store.
Recent Examples on the Web Before becoming a police officer, Thao worked as a security guard, a stocker at a grocery store and a trainer at McDonalds. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "What we know about the four ex-police officers charged in George Floyd's death," 5 June 2020 In this way, the pandemic has put grocery-store stockers and cashiers in an impossible situation. Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, "Grocery Stores Are the Coronavirus Tipping Point," 24 Mar. 2020 How many of those include cashiers, baggers and stockers remains an estimate without regulations requiring that disclosure. Michael Casagrande |, al, "Grocery workers are getting sick, some are dead. Who has their back?," 25 Apr. 2020 And if stores cut hours excessively or if hourly employees like shelf stockers or cashiers self-quarantine and don't show up for work, lines could grow. NBC News, "Shelves are empty — when will they be restocked?," 16 Mar. 2020 The overnight stocker and maintenance worker died two days after he was sent home from work, according to NBC. Michael Casagrande |, al, "Grocery workers are getting sick, some are dead. Who has their back?," 25 Apr. 2020 The company is looking to fill positions for cashiers, stockers, fillers, equipment operators and warehouse associates. Jazmin Goodwin, USA TODAY, "Here are the companies mass hiring during the coronavirus pandemic," 1 Apr. 2020 Same goes for store stockers who work through the night. Dallas News, "I thought I caught the coronavirus. My mind was playing tricks on me. You, too?," 27 Mar. 2020 The 32-year-old stocker for a Kroger Co. store in Huntington, W.Va., has added 20 hours to his typical 40-hour workweek. Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "Coronavirus Adds to a Kroger Stocker’s Load, and Paycheck," 11 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of stocker

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stocker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stocker

US : a person whose job is to put products on a store's shelves, in a store's cases, etc.

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