[ stawr-kee-per, stohr- ]
See synonyms for storekeeper on
  1. a person who owns a store.

  2. a person who has charge of or operates a store or stores.

  1. 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

Other words from storekeeper

  • storekeeping, noun

Words Nearby storekeeper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use storekeeper in a sentence

  • He came out to Jess Morse immediately, smiling and bowing like the suave storekeeper he was.

  • The storekeeper informed Mr. Bradford and Roly that the ashes of the dead were deposited in boxes in these houses.

  • Ike Martin, the storekeeper, had onions already sprouted in his little garden-patch, and he had sown some barley.

  • Nothing that I see,” said the storekeeper, “except to take it comfortable here to-night, and go over with Jeff in the morning.

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  • Up early and to the Dock, and with the storekeeper and other officers all the morning from one office to another.

British Dictionary definitions for storekeeper


/ (ˈstɔːˌkiːpə) /

  1. a manager, owner, or keeper of a store

Derived forms of storekeeper

  • storekeeping, noun

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