[ dawr-kee-per, dohr- ]
/ ˈdɔrˌki pər, ˈdoʊr- /


a person who guards the entrance of a building.
British. a janitor; hall porter.
Roman Catholic Church. ostiary(def 1).


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Origin of doorkeeper

First recorded in 1525–35; door + keeper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for doorkeeper

/ (ˈdɔːˌkiːpə) /


a person attending or guarding a door or gateway
RC Church (formerly) the lowest grade of holy orders
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