green·​keep·​er | \ ˈgrēn-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce greenkeeper (audio) \
variants: or greenskeeper \ ˈgrēnz-​ˌkē-​pər How to pronounce greenkeeper (audio) \

Definition of greenkeeper

: a person responsible for the care and upkeep of a golf course

Examples of greenkeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a college student, Doak spent a year of independent study in the UK and Ireland, which included a summer caddying at the Old Course and also routinely picking the brain of its resident greenkeeper. Shaun Tolson, Robb Report, 2 July 2022 The heavens opened once more towards the conclusion of Sunday's play with greenkeepers forced to mop up standing water on the 18th green before the playoff could begin. CNN, 17 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of greenkeeper

circa 1730, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greenkeeper was circa 1730

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“Greenkeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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