verb (used without object)
- janissary music,
Origin of janitor
Examples from the Web for janitor
Everybody from Bill Gates to his janitor wants the economy to grow.
He admits to us that most of the time he is more of a janitor than a brewmaster.Look Out! There’s a Craft-Beer Revolution Taking Over France|Jeff Campagna|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As a janitor working in a cleaning service, he claimed to have insider information.The Mississippi Man Caught Mailing Ricin-Letters is an Elvis Impersonator|Justin Green|April 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His father ran a janitorial business and Tucker would help out by working as a janitor as the local Burger King.Chris Tucker’s Journey From Tax Problems to ‘Silver Linings Playbook’|Marlow Stern|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Husband has his M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering(Graduated with honors), $30,000 in school debt and works as a janitor.Millennials Report From the Trenches: High Loans, Low Pay, Few Jobs|Sam Schlinkert|July 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The janitor took me to the recitation hall, opened the door, and left me.All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I will, said the janitor, delighted that he had at last found an earnest listener.Jack Ranger's Gun Club|Clarence Young
He says th' more he practises medicine th' more he becomes a janitor with a knowledge iv cookin'.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
He had got so far, when back again came the scene that had met his eyes when he entered the Club rooms with the janitor.A Boy Knight|Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
He is the service department, the finance department and everything but the janitor.Fundamentals of Prosperity|Roger W. Babson
Word Origin for janitor
1580s, "an usher in a school," later "doorkeeper" (1620s), from Latin ianitor "doorkeeper, porter," from ianua "door, entrance, gate," from ianus "arched passageway, arcade" (see Janus) + agent suffix -tor. Meaning "caretaker of a building" first recorded 1708.