Origin of keeper
Examples from the Web for keeper
Now, the goalkeeper is out with a memoir about his life until that point: The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them.
“The state has been trying to lay its hands on them for years,” one keeper of a 700 book-strong library told the paper.
In a lot of ways, that's what My Brother's Keeper is all about, and why it's so important.Billie Holiday, Barack Obama, and the Pain of Black Women|Joshua DuBois|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The International Olympic Committee is the keeper of the Olympic flame, and has immense power over national Olympic committees.Why Won’t IOC Push Saudi Arabia on Women for Olympic Games?|Nikki Dryden|February 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her mother told her, “You had better catch a keeper before you get too old to get caught!”
Mrs. Archbold, Dr. Wolf, and his arch enemy Rooke, the keeper.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
One of the leopards was carried by his keeper a pick-a-back.The Old Showmen and the Old London Fairs|Thomas Frost
He questioned the keeper of the prison, who had access to the Beaumonts, and was by him directed to Jobson.The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3|Jane West
Captain Brandt picked up the glass that the keeper had dropped.Caleb West, Master Diver|F. Hopkinson Smith
But the keeper, as I say, takes all this as a matter of course.
British Dictionary definitions for keeper
Word Origin and History for keeper
c.1300 (late 13c. as a surname), "one who has charge of some person or thing, warden," agent noun from keep (v.). Sense of "one who carries on some business" is from mid-15c. Sporting sense (originally cricket) is from 1744. Meaning "something (or someone) worth keeping" is attested by 1999. Brother's keeper is from Genesis iv:9.