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

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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 Those charged are David Moore and William Woessner, who were employed in the port’s plumbing department; John McGahee, who works in the fendering department; Rajindra Lallharry, who was a port storekeeper; and Bryan Zascavage, operator of Z&Z Inc. Larry Barszewski,, "Port Everglades employees face federal charges in fraud investigation," 17 July 2019 In Brazil on Sunday, Mr. Temer held an emergency cabinet meeting a day after a mob of Brazilians upset by news reports that four Venezuelans had beaten up a storekeeper during a robbery burned a refugee shelter. Ryan Dube, WSJ, "Venezuelan Crisis Escalates as President’s Economic Plans Fuel Tensions," 19 Aug. 2018 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

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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

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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