stock·​er ˈstä-kər How to pronounce stocker (audio)
: a young animal (such as a steer or heifer) suitable for being fed and fattened for market
: 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 GameStop stock shot up thanks to a meme stocker’s return. Morgan Haefner, Quartz, 13 May 2024 Following the disaster, TSMC strengthened the ceilings of its facilities with bracings and added stoppers to its tower stocker shelves to prevent slippage. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 3 Apr. 2024 Rotate Tasks And Provide Additional Training Allow employees to switch between tasks like cashier, stocker or customer service assistant to keep the job interesting and reduce burnout. Stephen Sokoler, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 The retailer expects to have 500 people on staff in its new Chandler store, including cashiers, salespeople, stockers and Ferris wheel attendants. The Arizona Republic, 8 Aug. 2023 The top occupations held by those in the ALICE cohort in the state are nursing assistants, cashiers, waiters and waitresses and shelf stockers. Dillon Mullan, Baltimore Sun, 21 June 2023 Regular stockers with their scarred fins and noses from concrete hatchery raceways are ugly enough, critics say. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 17 Apr. 2023 Joe, who had begun working at H-E-B as a produce stocker as a teenager, worked his way up to a managerial position that often took him out of town. Emilie Eaton, San Antonio Express-News, 24 May 2023 Underneath, the Koni shock absorbers have given way to less expensive adjustable Gabriels; the traction bars are gone; the noisy racing differential has long since disappeared; and the Shelby Mustang has become a lot less like a NASCAR stocker without becoming any less roadable. Car and Driver, 14 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stocker was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Stocker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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