store·​keep·​er ˈstȯr-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce storekeeper (audio)
: one that has charge of supplies (such as military stores)
: one that operates a retail store

Examples of storekeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Sejong, a city in the country’s central region, a storekeeper who was checking for rain damage to his shop was killed when a landslide hit, according to the government. Andrew Jeong, Washington Post, 15 July 2023 Rita portrayed George's wife Carolyn, a storekeeper at Doan's Crossing who later befriends James' wife Margaret (Faith Hill). Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 16 July 2023 Three men died in the attack – the Pany’s storekeeper First Class Charles Lee Ensminger, Standard Oil tanker captain Carl H. Carlson and Italian reporter Sandro Sandri – with coxswain Edgar C. Hulsebus dying later that night. Brad Lendon, CNN, 26 May 2023 In the novel’s backstory, Salim has set off alone by car, determined to uproot himself from the stultifying traditions of his own community, long established on the continent’s east coast, and to build a new life as a storekeeper in the distant interior in the city at the bend of a great river. Howard W. French, The New York Review of Books, 29 Nov. 2022 And then the search for a new storekeeper began. Hanna Krueger,, 1 Apr. 2022 Add to that a cast of human personalities (including Matt Robinson, who originated the character of Gordon in the show’s early seasons, and Will Lee, who played storekeeper Mr. Hooper) and Muppets (the creation of genius puppeteer Jim Henson), and a landmark of television was born. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 7 May 2021 Her father, Gordon, was a grocer and then a storekeeper in an aircraft factory, and her mother, Dora, worked in cotton mills. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Dec. 2022 Morgan served in the Navy as an aviation storekeeper. Christine Rousselle, Fox News, 11 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of storekeeper was in 1618

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Cite this Entry

“Storekeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


store·​keep·​er -ˌkē-pər How to pronounce storekeeper (audio)
: one who is in charge of stores
: one who manages a store or shop

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