Definition of keeper
- their new album is a keeper
- an easy keeper
Hold on to that boyfriend of yours—he's a keeper!
how should I know where she is? I'm not her keeper
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: a person whose job is to guard or take care of something or someone
: something or someone that is worth keeping : something or someone that is good, valuable, etc.
American football : a play in which the quarterback runs with the ball
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