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gamekeeper

[ geym-kee-per ]
/ ˈgeɪmˌki pər /
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noun

a person employed, as on an estate or game preserve, to prevent poaching and provide a natural environment conducive to the propagation of game, as by thinning brush, scattering food after a snowstorm, and the like.

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game-cock, gamebag, gamebreaker, gamecast, gamecock, gamekeeper, gamelan, gamelin, gamely, gameness, gameplay

Origin of gamekeeper

First recorded in 1660–70; game1 + keeper
Related formsgame·keep·ing, nounun·der·game·keep·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gamekeeper

gamekeeper

/ (ˈɡeɪmˌkiːpə) /

noun

a person employed to take care of game and wildlife, as on an estate
Derived Formsgamekeeping, noun
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Word Origin and History for gamekeeper

gamekeeper


n.

1660s, from game (n.) in the animal sense + agent noun from keep (v.).

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