[stawr-kee-per, stohr-]


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 formsstore·keep·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for storekeeper

Historical Examples of storekeeper

  • The business man was merchant, manufacturer, and storekeeper.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for storekeeper



a manager, owner, or keeper of a store
Derived Formsstorekeeping, noun
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