score·​keep·​er ˈskȯr-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce scorekeeper (audio)
: one that keeps score
specifically : an official who records the score during a game or contest

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But the Elias Sports Bureau, M.L.B.’s official scorekeeper, has Lajoie at .366 and has not been provided with compelling evidence that his line should be changed. Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times, 11 May 2023 Cain’s daughter, a scorekeeper on the boys basketball team, befriended Williams. Dallas News, 17 June 2022 White, 77, has been the scorekeeper since the gym opened. IndyStar, 2 Mar. 2021 The Congressional Budget Office, Congress’s nonpartisan budget scorekeeper, has said interest payments on the debt alone could reach $1 trillion per year - roughly double their current amount - by 2030, and that figure does not account for the Fed’s latest rate hikes. Jeff Stein, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Oct. 2022 Speaking of his mother, Doris Hancox has become her own queen of comedy over the last few years as the witty scorekeeper with plenty of laugh-out-loud commentary to share on Anthony’s show To Tell The Truth, along with their memorable mom-and-son T-Mobile Super Bowl commercials together. Jeff Conway, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Do not be a scorekeeper., 14 May 2021 His daughter, Dundas, was the team's scorekeeper. Ryan Faircloth, Star Tribune, 14 Sep. 2020 Others will try to own only companies that get the highest ratings from scorekeepers on ESG issues. Fox News, 4 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scorekeeper was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Scorekeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

Kids Definition


score·​keep·​er -ˌkē-pər How to pronounce scorekeeper (audio)
: a person appointed to record the score during the progress of a game or contest
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