score·​keep·​er | \ ˈskȯr-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce scorekeeper (audio) \

Definition of scorekeeper

: one that keeps score specifically : an official who records the score during a game or contest

Examples of scorekeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since 1950, media research company Nielsen has been the scorekeeper for the TV business. Stephen Battaglio Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2021 Fox could have requested a video review, because no coach wants points taken away from an opponent due to a technical error by the scorekeeper. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Nov. 2021 The centrists are waiting for a congressional scorekeeper to rule on whether the bill will add to the federal budget deficit over the next 10 years. New York Times, 15 Nov. 2021 But after the release on Thursday of section-by-section assessments from the Congressional Budget Office, the official fiscal scorekeeper, most were swayed. New York Times, 19 Nov. 2021 The office, created in 1974 as Congress' nonpartisan fiscal scorekeeper, is working on a 10-year cost estimate of the bill and its component spending and tax proposals. Alan Fram,, 13 Nov. 2021 The estimates from Congress’s official tax scorekeeper are likely to be closely analyzed by centrist Democrats, including Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, to make sure that the cost of new spending is fully offset with new revenue. Laura Davison, Fortune, 4 Nov. 2021 Congress’s nonpartisan scorekeeper found that the infrastructure bill would widen the federal budget deficit by $256 billion over 10 years, countering proponents’ claims that the price tag would be covered by new revenue and saving measures. WSJ, 30 Sep. 2021 The tax increases pitched by the House committee would raise revenue by $2.1 trillion over 10 years, according to Congress’s official scorekeeper. Mike Dorning, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of scorekeeper

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scorekeeper was in 1880

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“Scorekeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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: a person who records the official score in a game or contest


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