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storekeeper

[ stawr-kee-per, stohr- ]
/ ˈstɔrˌki pər, ˈstoʊr- /
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noun

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.

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Origin of storekeeper

First recorded in 1610–20; store + keeper
storekeeping, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for storekeeper

storekeeper
/ (ˈstɔːˌkiːpə) /

noun

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