doorkeeper

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door +‎ keeper

Noun[edit]

doorkeeper (plural doorkeepers)

  1. The person in charge of an entryway, sometimes just a doorman, sometimes something more.
    • 1920, Willa Cather, Youth and the Bright Medusa.
      The manager at Carnegie Hall was told to get another usher in his stead; the doorkeeper at the theatre was warned not to admit him to the house; and Charley Edwards remorsefully promised the boy's father not to see him again.

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