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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
First recorded in 1610-20; store + keeper
Related forms
storekeeping, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The business man was merchant, manufacturer, and storekeeper.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • It was the moment they had gone that the storekeeper turned on his friend.

  • Joan had no reason to inquire his opinion of the storekeeper.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • But wait, I have a cigarro which the storekeeper gave me when I––No?

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • The storekeeper looked at him gratefully and then lowered his eyes again.

    The Plunderer Roy Norton
  • I gathered from what Ingua and the storekeeper said that she has simply disappeared.

    Mary Louise in the Country L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
  • Ingua came close to the storekeeper, her face dark with passion.

    Mary Louise in the Country L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
  • We'll have to hurry up, or the storekeeper may close up on us.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
  • When the outbreak came, my husband was storekeeper at Yellow Medicine.

  • "Then this crowd has got to pay," went on the storekeeper, unreasonably.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
British Dictionary definitions for storekeeper


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