game·​keep·​er | \ ˈgām-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce gamekeeper (audio) \

Definition of gamekeeper

: a person in charge of the breeding and protection of game animals or birds on a private preserve

Examples of gamekeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lawrence’s free-thinking noblewoman who has an affair with her gamekeeper (Jack O’Connell). Radhika Seth, Vogue, 12 Apr. 2022 As the area’s longtime chief gamekeeper, Grandpa has honored and protected nature. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 10 Nov. 2021 Alec Scudder is a young assistant gamekeeper in the employ of Clive Durham, the first love of the titular Maurice Hall. Alexander Chee, The New Republic, 21 Sep. 2021 Jon Gaunt is a gamekeeper at a pheasant hunting and equestrian estate in southern England. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2021 Unlike 007 who was a product of Britain’s elite boarding school system, Jim Bond was the son of a gamekeeper in Devon, a rural corner of southern England. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2020 Professional gamekeepers and park rangers take viewers out into the savannas of South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve to scout for wildlife, giving you the experience of a safari from home. Mary Turner, Outside Online, 26 Apr. 2020 Auxiliary teams were made up of locals who knew the land well, including gamekeepers, foresters and poachers, according to FLS. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Mar. 2020 Now this poacher turned gamekeeper is trying to stop Congress from holding the current administration to account by withholding information. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 2 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of gamekeeper

1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gamekeeper was in 1645

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“Gamekeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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game·​keep·​er | \ ˈgām-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce gamekeeper (audio) \

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: a person in charge of the breeding and protection of game animals or birds on private land

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