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)

Examples of groundskeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One juror, a college groundskeeper craned her neck to watch Powell’s reaction. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 Roy, our block’s unofficial groundskeeper, had been mowing folks’ yards for decades. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 May 2022 Roger Bossard, the head groundskeeper of the Chicago White Sox, didn’t need numbers to back up his claim. Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2022 Standing at the bottom of the stairwell, Volodymyr Roslik, the camp groundskeeper, looked up and raised an eyebrow at me, as if to offer one more chance to reconsider going in. Time, 14 Apr. 2022 In his debut novel, Cole takes readers back to his home state of Kentucky to meet aspiring writer Owen Callahan, a groundskeeper at a local college, and Alma Hazdic, a writer in residence. From Jake Tapper's Book Club, CNN, 3 Apr. 2022 Kirk Canaday, groundskeeper and caretaker of the Macedonia African Methodist Church Cemetery, walks with volunteer Nicole Washington during a visit to the cemetery in Johns Creek, Ga. Char Adams, NBC News, 11 Feb. 2022 His principal character is a 28-year-old aspiring writer named Owen Callahan, who works on a prestigious college campus as a groundskeeper, which entitles him to free tuition in one course. Keith Runyon, The Courier-Journal, 24 Mar. 2022 Dana Nicole Campbell, 47, a groundskeeper, was working at a nearby park when one of her four teenage children called. New York Times, 9 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of groundskeeper

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of groundskeeper was in 1903

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27 May 2022

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“Groundskeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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