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gamekeeper

[geym-kee-per] /ˈgeɪmˌki pər/
noun
1.
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.
Origin of gamekeeper
1660-1670
1660-70; game1 + keeper
Related forms
gamekeeping, noun
undergamekeeper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gamekeeper

gamekeeper

/ˈɡeɪmˌkiːpə/
noun
1.
a person employed to take care of game and wildlife, as on an estate
Derived Forms
gamekeeping, noun
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Word Origin and History for gamekeeper
n.

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

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