door·​keep·​er | \ ˈdȯr-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce doorkeeper (audio) \

Definition of doorkeeper

: a person who tends a door

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Synonyms for doorkeeper


doorman, gatekeeper, janitor, porter [chiefly British]

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Examples of doorkeeper in a Sentence

the doorkeeper held the door open for us so we didn't have to put down our packages

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Boston Corbett, the man who shot President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin (John Wilkes Booth), served as assistant doorkeeper of the Kansas House of Representatives. 8. David Frese, kansascity, "Are you smarter than a Kansas 7th-grader of 100 years ago?," 29 Jan. 2018 And the doorkeeper, a part-time staff member and parent of a college student, can assess the sobriety of guests, entering and departing. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "Are Final Clubs Too Exclusive for Harvard?," 2 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of doorkeeper

1535, in the meaning defined above

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23 Apr 2019

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The first known use of doorkeeper was in 1535

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English Language Learners Definition of doorkeeper

: someone who guards a door and checks people to see if they are allowed to enter the building

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