doorkeeper

[dawr-kee-per, dohr-]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. doorbrand,
  2. doorbuster,
  3. doorcase,
  4. doorframe,
  5. doorjamb,
  6. doorknob,
  7. doorknock,
  8. doorman,
  9. doormat,
  10. doorn

Origin of doorkeeper

First recorded in 1525–35; door + keeper

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British Dictionary definitions for doorkeeper

doorkeeper

noun

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