[ tohl-kee-per ]
/ ˈtoʊlˌki pər /


the collector at a tollgate.

Nearby words

  1. tollgate,
  2. tollgatherer,
  3. tollhouse,
  4. tollhouse cookie,
  5. tolling dog,
  6. tollman,
  7. tollund man,
  8. tollway,
  9. tolly,
  10. tollywood

Origin of tollkeeper

First recorded in 1815–25; toll1 + keeper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tollkeeper

  • But several times that night, when a waggon or other vehicle came through, and the driver asked the tollkeeper 'What news?'

  • And when they passed a toll-gate, all the tollkeeper's family and neighbors came out to see the array.

    Old Caravan Days|Mary Hartwell Catherwood