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

Examples of scorekeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the measure was stripped out of the final version of the legislation after Republicans objected to its hefty price tag, which congressional scorekeepers estimated could hit $140 billion, the senators went back to the drawing board. Catie Edmondson, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2024 New spending restraints agreed to last year by President Biden and Republicans in Congress will help slow the growth in the federal deficit by roughly $1.4 trillion over the next decade, according to a new report by Congress’s nonpartisan fiscal scorekeeper. Jeff Stein, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024 The coach had no clue what was going on until the referee told him to find a new scorekeeper the rest of the night. The Indianapolis Star, 31 Dec. 2023 Featuring a laundry list of favorite conservative proposals such as rolling back President Joe Biden’s student debt forgiveness, the plan would save $4.8 trillion over the next decade, according to the nonpartisan scorekeepers at the Congressional Budget Office. Joseph Morton, Dallas News, 26 Apr. 2023 Congress’s nonpartisan budget scorekeeper now projects that the U.S. economy will barely grow this year, after adjusting for inflation, and that the unemployment rate will rise above 5 percent, before growth re-accelerates next year. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2023 Baseball was overdue to have not just a scorekeeper but a timekeeper too. Christopher L. Gasper,, 28 Feb. 2023 Each contestant has their own scorekeeper to monitor their running total, according to CNN affiliate WABC. Eric Levenson, CNN, 4 July 2023 Democrats have championed the initiative, and nonpartisan scorekeepers have said the funding would reduce the budget deficit by helping the government collect more of the tax revenue it is owed. Catie Edmondson, New York Times, 25 May 2023

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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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“Scorekeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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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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