store·keep·er | \ˈstȯr-ˌkē-pər \

Definition of storekeeper 

1 : one that has charge of supplies (such as military stores)

2 : one that operates a retail store

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The jeans, originally bought in 1893 by Solomon Warner, a storekeeper in the Arizona Territory, have a drastically different look than today’s Levis. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Vintage pair of Levis, 125 years old, go for close to $100,000," 26 May 2018 Nestled within an unassuming shopping plaza, a bookstore's display window houses titles that may not be on a mainstream bestsellers list, but nonetheless are highly recommended by storekeepers. Alex Chan,, "A chapter continues at Orange County's used and rare bookstores," 12 Apr. 2018 Placerville’s occupations in 1865 included a butcher, four bakers, a tinsmith, five carpenters, two lumber dealers, two boot and shoemakers, three stable keepers, four blacksmiths, four jewelers and five general storekeepers. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, "Idaho’s mining towns had some interesting saloon names, fleeting businesses, tooth decay | Idaho Statesman," 7 Apr. 2018 Johnny Ramos is a storekeeper in Macapeyo, a village where paramilitary troops killed more than a dozen peasants. John Otis, WSJ, "Jobs, Cash and Coffins: How Colombia’s Clans Win Elections," 9 Mar. 2018 Structured like a fireside chat – or an adult bedtime story – Buyer & Cellar has Alex recount his experiences at his next job, as storekeeper and stock boy in the little mall underneath Streisand’s compound. Tirdad Derakhshani,, "From Martha Graham Cracker to Barbra Streisand: Dito van Reigersberg is brilliant in celebrity satire 'Buyer & Cellar'," 12 Oct. 2017 The group relies on a vast network of informers: watchmen, storekeepers, villagers, tollbooth operators. Niharika Mandhana, WSJ, "India’s Vigilante Cow Protectors: ‘If Police Did Their Job, We Wouldn’t Have To’," 11 Sep. 2017 When the storekeeper told the customer the bill was counterfeit, the customer paid for the entire purchase with his credit card. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Police: Counterfeit money circulating in Friendswood," 29 Oct. 2017 Performed by Kevin Del Aguila as Oaken, the loopy storekeeper, the scene also contains the show's best dance number, a comical variation on an old-school fan dance. Deborah Wilker, Billboard, "'Frozen' Takes On Broadway," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of storekeeper

1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of storekeeper

: someone who owns or manages a store or shop


store·keep·er | \ˈstȯr-ˌkē-pər \

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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