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

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Recent Examples on the Web Almost three years later, Ferguson, a chess whiz and obsessive scorekeeper, remains one of the nation’s most activist Democratic state attorneys general, suing the administration 50 times to date. Los Angeles Times, "By his count, Washington attorney general hasn’t lost a case against Trump yet," 2 Oct. 2019 This is true for players, umpires, hell, here in Southern Maryland, even the scorekeeper left a few years back for a promotion up the road with the Double A Bowie Baysox. Emma Baccellieri,, "How the Atlantic League Became MLB's Laboratory for the Future of Baseball," 25 July 2019 After volunteering as team mother, scorekeeper and chauffeur to their children while they were involved in softball, baseball, tennis and soccer, Loretta was free to dabble in other pursuits when the couple became empty nesters. Ramona Sentinel, "Donhams collect memories from a lifetime in Ramona," 22 Aug. 2019 The federal debt will grow to 92% of gross domestic product in 2029 from 78% in 2019, the largest projected share since 1947, said CBO, Congress’s nonpartisan scorekeeper. David Harrison, WSJ, "CBO Sees National Debt Continuing to Grow," 2 May 2019 The Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress's official scorekeeper, determined that the law will add more than $1 trillion to the nation's deficit over the next decade. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: 'We're jittery right now.' Amazon sell-off reflects market's sensitivity to Trump headlines," 29 Mar. 2018 Estimates from nonpartisan government scorekeepers do not project the tax cut will pay for itself. Kate Davidson, WSJ, "U.S. Tax Revenues Fall, Deficit Widens in Wake of New Tax Law," 13 Feb. 2019 Longtime Orange Coast League scorekeeper Frank Aronoff said that the Mustangs’ two wins leading up to the quarterfinals were the program’s first playoff victories since 1979. Andrew Turner,, "Daily Pilot Softball Dream Team: Unexpected year from Kelli Kufta kept Huntington Beach strong," 8 July 2018 His record-breaking spit distance was over 93 feet in 2003, said Monica Teichman, Sage's sister-in-law and scorekeeper for the competition. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Cherry pit spitting championship is Michigan tradition," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of scorekeeper

1880, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2019

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“Scorekeeper.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of scorekeeper

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

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