gamekeeper

noun

game·​keep·​er ˈgām-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce gamekeeper (audio)
: 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 Originally designed as a sturdy and practical hat for gamekeepers, bowler hats today are a fashion statement while providing moderate protection from the sun. Maverick Li, Men's Health, 14 July 2023 Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell star as the Lady and her grounds’ gamekeeper, the titular pair who start up a torrid love affair. Deanna Janes, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 June 2023 Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D. H. Lawrence’s infamous 1928 novel about an upper-class woman’s extramarital affair with her gamekeeper, was considered so obscene that it was banned in multiple countries for years. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 3 Dec. 2022 Enter gamekeeper Oliver Mellors (O'Connell, 32). Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 2 Dec. 2022 First published in Europe in the ’20s, the explicit tale of a Baronet’s wife who begins a torrid affair with her gamekeeper only found a British publisher in the ’60s—with Penguin Books becoming the subject of a history-making obscenity trial as a result. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 3 Oct. 2022 Three species of bats inhabit the castle, and supernatural events, including the appearance of the gamekeeper’s ghost and the wail of a banshee, have been reported. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 24 Mar. 2023 Connie becomes a caregiver for her husband and soon meets and falls in love with Oliver Mellors, the gamekeeper on the Chatterley family estate. Maren Estrada, BGR, 3 Dec. 2022 This steamy romance follows Lady Chatterley, a blue-blooded woman who falls out of love with her husband and begins an affair with the gamekeeper of their estate. Olivia McCormack, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gamekeeper was in 1645

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“Gamekeeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gamekeeper. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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gamekeeper

noun
game·​keep·​er ˈgām-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce gamekeeper (audio)
: a person in charge of the breeding and protection of game animals or birds on private land

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