grounds·​keep·​er ˈgrau̇n(d)z-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce groundskeeper (audio)
: 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 Rather than kicking the group out, the groundskeeper began telling about other people who visit the final resting spots of some of the cemetery’s more prominent clients. Paul Eisenberg, Chicago Tribune, 27 Aug. 2023 In the top of the seventh inning Monday, a groundskeeper wandered from the third base stands onto the turf at Chase Field. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 22 Aug. 2023 Maintenance and Grounds Workers Few people like to be called on only when something goes wrong, but that’s essentially what people who work in maintenance—such as janitors, groundskeepers, and pest control workers—deal with each day. Tammy Worth, Health, 31 July 2023 Frank Torres, one of Dodger Stadium’s two full-time groundskeepers, began working at Dodger Stadium as a part-time security guard in 1988. Jorge Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2023 Pereira said a groundskeeper was working at the Fall River Country Club, which is adjacent to the apartment complex, when the animal attacked. Emily Sweeney,, 29 Aug. 2023 Robotic mowers work side by side with veteran groundskeepers. David Waldstein, New York Times, 20 June 2023 Part-time groundskeepers make $19.80 per hour and full-time groundskeepers receive $31.72 per hour. Jorge Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2023 The complex had an on-site manager and groundskeeper, but no nurses or aides. Jack Healy,, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of groundskeeper was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Groundskeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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