Definition of Wanamaker, John in English:

Wanamaker, John

proper noun

  • (1838–1922) US businessman. A pioneering department store merchant, he cofounded a men's clothing store in Philadelphia in 1861. After his partner's death, he made it into a department store 1877 and opened another in New York City 1896. The success of his stores was based on advertising. He also served as US postmaster general 1889–93.

Pronunciation

Wanamaker, John

/ˈwänəˌmākər/