Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who keeps a retail store or shop; a shopkeeper.
  • noun One who is in charge of receiving or distributing stores or supplies, such as military or naval supplies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who has the care or charge of a store or stores.
  • noun Figuratively. an article in a stock of goods that remains so long on hand as to be unsalable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A man in charge of stores or goods of any kind.
  • noun United States One who keeps a “store;” a shopkeeper. See 1st Store, 3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who runs a shop, either the owner or manager.
  • noun One who is in charge of stores or goods of any kind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a merchant who owns or manages a shop

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

store +‎ keeper

Examples

  • In The Victim, the Jewish son of an anti-gentile and ghetto-mentality storekeeper is being given a hard time by an insecure and alcoholic WASP.

    The Great Assimilator

  • In The Victim, the Jewish son of an anti-gentile and ghetto-mentality storekeeper is being given a hard time by an insecure and alcoholic WASP.

    The Great Assimilator

  • In The Victim, the Jewish son of an anti-gentile and ghetto-mentality storekeeper is being given a hard time by an insecure and alcoholic WASP.

    The Great Assimilator

  • These fruits have been marketed by the farmers of California through their own marketing agency and are sold directly to your storekeeper from the farmers 'co-operative exchange belonging to and operated by the fruit growers of California.

    The Non-Partisan Movement

  • Blaauwildebeestefontein was very clear to me: the storekeeper was a sot.

    Prester John

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

    Hiram the Young Farmer

  • Janice asked, for it was difficult to remember to call the storekeeper's wife by any name but that to which she had responded for so many years while she taught the Polktown ungraded school.

    The Mission of Janice Day

  • Blaauwildebeestefontein was very clear to me: the storekeeper was a sot.

    Prester John

  • The storekeeper was a big, good-natured man, and he nearly stepped on me.

    Billy Whiskers' Adventures

  • The storekeeper is the lowest official on a station.

    Town Life in Australia

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