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 Leo Garcia, the farm’s groundskeeper, spotted the pair loose on the lawn that morning. New York Times, "Infrared Drones, Search Parties and a Lasso: Chasing a Runaway Llama," 1 Jan. 2021 That led to odd jobs as a church groundskeeper in Incline Village, Nevada, near Lake Tahoe. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "In North Pole, Alaska, Santa Claus is a bastion of blue on a city council as red as Rudolph’s nose," 6 Dec. 2020 The son of a groundskeeper and tennis instructor, Mr. Olmedo grew up playing at a local club in Arequipa, Peru’s second-largest city. Washington Post, "Alex Olmedo, first male Latin American Grand Slam singles champion, dies at 84," 12 Dec. 2020 Johnson, of Vallejo, was a groundskeeper and pest-control manager for the Benicia Unified School District from 2012 until May 2016. Bob Egelko,, "Roundup cancer case appeals — by plaintiff and defendant — turned down by Calif. Supreme Court," 21 Oct. 2020 Two of those people are the groundskeeper and housekeeper, who act strangely. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "The horrors of 'Get Out' are more than fiction. It's time to rewatch the movie masterpiece," 24 Oct. 2020 Bayer acquired Monsanto, Roundup’s maker, in a $63 billion deal that closed weeks before the jury ruled in favor of Mr. Johnson, a former school groundskeeper. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Bayer’s Request for Roundup Appeal Rejected by California Court," 22 Oct. 2020 As Hannah Grose, groundskeeper and de facto head of Bly Manor, English actress T'Nia Miller plays a sensible but sometimes flighty leader who holds together a house staff who've become the only family to the manor's two resident orphans. Nojan Aminosharei, Harper's BAZAAR, "How T'Nia Miller Found Herself at the Center of Bly Manor's Emotional Maze," 22 Oct. 2020 The court also denied review of the groundskeeper’s appeal of a lower-court ruling that reduced his damages from $78.5 million to $21.5 million. Bob Egelko,, "Roundup cancer case appeals — by plaintiff and defendant — turned down by Calif. Supreme Court," 21 Oct. 2020

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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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15 Jan 2021

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“Groundskeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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