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[stawr-kee-per, stohr-] /ˈstɔrˌki pər, ˈstoʊr-/
a person who owns a store.
a person who has charge of or operates a store or stores.
U.S. Navy. a petty officer in charge of a supply office afloat or ashore.
Origin of storekeeper
1610-20; store + keeper
Related forms
storekeeping, noun Unabridged
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  • As for the storekeeper, he was evidently a familiar acquaintance.

    Pieces of Eight Richard le Gallienne
  • "If you're gwine to pay for what you have, I might raise somethin' for you," said the storekeeper.

  • "Well, I want to sell things, but I am too ill to get up and wait on you," said the storekeeper.

  • I shall explain to the storekeeper that you are not responsible for your actions.

  • The storekeeper was a tall, portly man, with a gray mustache and side-whiskers, and a high bald forehead.

    Hiram The Young Farmer Burbank L. Todd
  • The expressman noticed it; so did Mrs. Skitson and the storekeeper.

    Abijah's Bubble F. Hopkinson Smith
  • A large thumb to take a large pinch of the gold-dust meant a good many extra dollars to the storekeeper in '48 and '49.

    Stories of California Ella M. Sexton
  • The storekeeper weighed out the candy and dumped it in a bag.

    The Secret Wireless Lewis E. Theiss
  • He handed it in silence to the storekeeper, and in silence went to the window again.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • When Ralph arrived home, he told his mother of the storekeeper's offer.

    The Young Bridge-Tender Arthur M. Winfield
British Dictionary definitions for storekeeper


a manager, owner, or keeper of a store
Derived Forms
storekeeping, noun
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