green·​keep·​er | \ ˈgrēn-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce greenkeeper (audio) \
variants: or greenskeeper \ ˈgrēnz-​ˌkē-​pər How to pronounce greenskeeper (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 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, "Evian Championship: Anna Nordqvist wins playoff to seal second major title," 17 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of greenkeeper

circa 1730, in the meaning defined above

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“Greenkeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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