store·​keep·​er | \ ˈstȯr-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce storekeeper (audio) \

Definition of storekeeper

1 : one that has charge of supplies (such as military stores)
2 : one that operates a retail store

Examples of storekeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The result is that a host of jobs, including storekeeper and field engineer, that seemed out of reach of remote work are likely to be firmly in the remote-work orbit within the next 10 years. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Remote Work Isn’t Just for White-Collar Jobs Anymore," 22 Oct. 2020 Latasha Harlins was killed by a Korean storekeeper. Washington Post, "When race, fandom and pop-music dollars collide," 23 Sep. 2020 In the communal parlance of Laguna Honda, LeBoeuf is a storekeeper. Jason Fagone,, "Coronavirus outbreak at SF’s largest nursing home: Early missteps, delayed response at Laguna Honda," 6 Apr. 2020 Hanna is an only child, and Ben Edmunds is a storekeeper, with more money than the Ingalls family can raise in three books combined. Nalini Jones, New York Times, "Linda Sue Park Rewrites ‘Little House on the Prairie’ with an Asian-American Heroine," 6 Mar. 2020 In the past, the primary audience was locals and storekeeper Tom Jones' family and friends. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "This hardware store's Christmas commercial will melt your heart. It only cost $130 to make," 5 Dec. 2019 An 18-year-old from Churchville was arrested 50 years ago and charged with stabbing a 69-year-old storekeeper in the chest with an ice pick. Erika Butler,, "50 years ago: Harford needs to sell $28 million in bonds, seeks to drop interest rate ceiling," 25 Nov. 2019 The three are William Woessner, who was employed in the port’s plumbing department; John McGahee, who works in the fendering department that handles the bumpers used to protect ships at dock; and Rajindra Lallharry, who was a port storekeeper. Larry Barszewski,, "Port Everglades fraud scandal racks up two guilty pleas," 7 Aug. 2019 He had been employed as a storekeeper at UCONN Dental School for 27 years and 28 years at Park Place Towers as a security guard., "Jason Michael Perkins Sr.," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of storekeeper

1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Storekeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of storekeeper

US : someone who owns or manages a store or shop


store·​keep·​er | \ ˈstȯr-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce storekeeper (audio) \

Kids Definition of storekeeper

1 : an owner or manager of a store or shop
2 : a person in charge of supplies (as in a factory)

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