grounds·​keep·​er | \ ˈgrau̇n(d)z-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce groundskeeper (audio) \

Definition of groundskeeper

: a person who cares for the grounds of a usually large property (such as a sports field)

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Agri giant, Monsanto ordered to pay a massive $298 million payout to a groundskeeper who says their products caused his cancer. Fox News, "Judge Jeanine: I want the Mueller probe to go on and on," 12 Aug. 2018 This time a groundskeeper had to rake the vomit off the mound. Matt Breen,, "After vomit delay on mound, Phillies hold on to win," 17 June 2018 Besides the trash and associated cleanup costs, groundskeepers have been assaulted and some campers even tapped into the cemetery’s electrical power. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Seattle homeless crisis leaves Jewish cemetery dealing with parked RVs, leftover needles, trash," 3 Aug. 2018 The relationship between the U.S.G.A. and the tribe dates to that championship, with generations of tribal members working at the golf club thereafter as groundskeepers and caddies. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "U.S.G.A. Comes to Agreement with Shinnecock Indian Nation," 11 June 2018 Similar lawsuits doubled from 4,000 to 8,000 after a San Francisco jury awarded groundskeeper DeWayne Johnson $389 million in August. Paul Elias, The Seattle Times, "Monsanto weed killer ruling is 1st step in long legal battle," 23 Oct. 2018 Glyphosate fear was recently in the news again when a jury ordered Monsanto pay $289 million to a groundskeeper who had developed cancer. Yvette D'entremont, SELF, "Should You Worry About Herbicides In Your Food?," 10 Oct. 2018 Kiernan said the cemetery’s director told her groundskeepers may have blown away the coins while mowing the lawn. Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News, "Gold Star mother claims thieves are taking coins from Marine son's grave," 2 Aug. 2018 Toma's turf tips George Toma, groundskeeper for Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums, all 52 Super Bowls, two Olympics and a World Cup, shares tips to achieve a better lawn. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "George Toma, legendary groundskeeper, has a wild Super Bowl story and good turf tips | The Kansas City Star," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of groundskeeper

1903, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of groundskeeper

US : a person who takes care of a large area of land (such as a sports field or a park)

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