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

Definition of doorkeeper

: a person who tends a door

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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
Recent Examples on the Web The doorkeeper with the cat’s eye is said to stay awake at night thereafter, looking for mice. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2022 The doctor replaces the doorkeeper’s blind eye with a cat’s eye, curing his sight. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2022 Meanwhile, his best friend Michael, a research executive, is zooming around town in a BMW and has a new apartment with a doorkeeper. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 21 Jan. 2022 Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee, former Senate Sergeant at Arms and doorkeeper Michael Stenger, former House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving and former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund have all been invited as witnesses. Rick Klein, ABC News, 23 Feb. 2021 The Senate post is officially called the sergeant-at-arms and doorkeeper, harking back to its 18th-century duties of keeping members inside the Capitol to conduct the business of government. Beth Reinhard,, 18 Jan. 2021 The glad-handing of the processional after the House doorkeeper announced his arrival. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 5 Feb. 2020 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, 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, 2 Aug. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of doorkeeper

1535, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of doorkeeper was in 1535

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“Doorkeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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