Definition of gamekeeper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡeɪmkiːpə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡeɪmkiːpər//
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  • a person whose job is to take care of and breed wild animals and birds that are kept on private land in order to be hunted
  • Idioms
    poacher turned gamekeeper
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    (especially British English) a person who has changed from one situation or attitude to the opposite one, especially somebody who used to oppose people in authority but is now in a position of authority
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gamekeeper