keeper

[ kee-per ]
/ ˈki pər /
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noun

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Origin of keeper

First recorded in 1250–1300, keeper is from the Middle English word keper.See keep, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM keeper

keep·er·less, adjectivekeep·er·ship, nounun·der·keep·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for keeper

keeper
/ (ˈkiːpə) /

noun

Derived forms of keeper

keeperless, adjectivekeepership, noun
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