- a person in charge of stores, esp. military or naval stores
- a retail merchant
The definition of a storekeeper is a person who owns, operates or manages a retail establishment.
The man in charge at your local convenience store is an example of a storekeeper.
- One who keeps a retail store or shop; a shopkeeper.
- One who is in charge of receiving or distributing stores or supplies, such as military or naval supplies.
- In 1767 he obtained a situation as translator in the excise office, and ten years later a post as storekeeper in a mercantile house.
- Being now twenty-one years of age, Abraham hired himself to Denton Offutt, a migratory trader and storekeeper then of Sangamon county, and he helped Offutt to build a flatboat and float it down the Sangamon, Illinois and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans.
- Within the seven years next following he failed twice as a storekeeper and once as a farmer; but in the meantime acquired a taste for reading, of history especially, and read and re-read the history of Greece and Rome, of England, and of her American colonies.
- In 1766 he was apprenticed to a storekeeper at Salem, in New England, and while in that employment occupied himself in chemical and mechanical experiments, as well as in engraving, in which he attained to some proficiency.