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janitor

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noun jan·i·tor \ˈja-nə-tər\

Simple Definition of janitor

  • : a person who cleans a building and makes minor repairs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of janitor

  1. 1 :  doorkeeper

  2. 2 :  one who keeps the premises of a building (as an apartment or office) clean, tends the heating system, and makes minor repairs

janitorial

play \ˌja-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

Examples of janitor in a sentence

  1. <got a job as the night janitor at the elementary school>

  2. <according to popular Christian tradition, St. Peter acts as janitor at heaven's pearly gates>



Origin and Etymology of janitor

Latin, from janus arch, gate


First Known Use: 1629


JANITOR Defined for Kids

janitor

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noun jan·i·tor \ˈjan-ət-ər\

Definition of janitor for Students

  1. :  a person who takes care of a building (as a school)





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