Definition of storekeeper in English:



  • 1North American A person who owns or runs a store.

    • ‘I took that chance to grab two more peaches - one in each hand - and leave, but the storekeeper caught on quicker than I had thought he would.’
    • ‘He was making a living as a storekeeper in Oxford, and he had purchased a small farm a few miles outside of town.’
    • ‘They often had to translate or explain things to their parents, argue for their parents with English-speaking storekeepers, and in general become more knowledgeable and confident than their parents.’
    • ‘Along the coast, most merchants and storekeepers are of Indian or Arab descent.’
    • ‘Javier was summoning the storekeeper, a young man with a shock of black hair and white skin who was smoking behind the counter, when his gaze fell upon a pile of cassettes stacked haphazardly on top of the glass.’
    • ‘They have talked with storekeepers, taxi drivers, street cleaners and bar staff, anyone who may have seen the incident.’
    • ‘Michael ran to the storekeeper and had him pack the snow globe, keeping the price tag separate, but hidden.’
    • ‘He proudly tells the storekeeper of the sweet shop that the sugar is for the mother of his firstborn son.’
    • ‘She turned around slowly, and saw a couple of guards talking to a storekeeper.’
    • ‘On the streets, local gangs pressurise storekeepers to pay protection money on a daily, rather than weekly, basis.’
    • ‘It would be interesting to see a comparison of the catalog and store prices to learn what kind of markup the storekeepers had and to get a better idea of what a craftsman's tool kit cost him.’
    • ‘Is there a parallel between taking up a storekeepers time by pretending to shop and ask prices for items we know we will not buy and dating the opposite sex with no intention of a committed relationship?’
    • ‘The storekeeper was making us nervous because he knew we weren't serious about buying anything.’
    • ‘Ironmongers, specialist tool merchants, and general storekeepers retailed the products of a large and complex toolmaking industry.’
    • ‘I asked the storekeepers to either side where I might find him, but neither knew.’
    • ‘Before then, farmers ran diversified farms because they wanted a sufficiency, wanted to produce enough to feed their families and to swap with neighbors and storekeepers for what they could not grow or make.’
    • ‘Simply put, the storekeeper who offers low prices and top quality will draw more customers and beat his competitors.’
    • ‘Both his father and his grandfather were storekeepers whose stock included painting materials.’
    • ‘Like so many storekeepers, Thomas feels his watch shop would be a safer place if he had a gun with which to fend off armed robbers.’
    • ‘He contributed to the growth of the town through his own enterprise as a farmer, a storekeeper, and a manufacturer as well as through his diligent service as a public official.’
    seller, salesperson, salesman, saleswoman, dealer, trader, tradesman, retailer, shopkeeper, shopman, shop girl, shop boy, sales assistant, assistant, wholesaler, merchant, trafficker, purveyor, supplier, stockist, marketer, marketeer, sales representative, door-to-door salesman, travelling salesman, commercial traveller
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  • 2A person responsible for stored goods.

    • ‘Some 1,400 printing workers at the printing company went on strike on August 27 to demand reinstatement of a company storekeeper.’
    • ‘Tim was a storekeeper on the fast frigate USS Wadsworth.’
    • ‘All junior workers, including cooks, laundry hands, storekeepers, clerks and other non-medical junior staff are involved in the strike.’
    • ‘Industrial workers consist of operatives, maintenance workers, storekeepers, packers, cleaners, basic supervisory staff and apprentices.’
    • ‘The major ended his days as a storekeeper in a London factory after being relieved of command of the Polish Parachute Brigade after the disastrous Operation Market Garden during the Second World War.’
    • ‘She is unique to me in that she always dresses so ‘man-ish’, works as a storekeeper in a large industrial part of town, driving a forklift and loading huge boxes onto trucks for hours.’
    • ‘He had previously worked for British Rail as a storekeeper in Swindon and was employed as a packer in December 2002.’
    • ‘With increasing pressure on his time, he passed over the day to day responsibilities to one of his ablest and most enthusiastic assistants, the former storekeeper of the hospital.’
    • ‘The army of typists, filing clerks, cashiers, accountants, storekeepers, and drivers had a low level of education, were inefficient, reluctant to take initiative, and imbued with an ethos of red tape and routinism.’
    • ‘He specialized as a storekeeper in the air cargo unit.’