Definition of Roper

1. Noun. A decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game).

Generic synonyms: Decoy, Steerer
Derivative terms: Rope



2. Noun. A cowboy who uses a lasso to rope cattle or horses.
Generic synonyms: Cattleman, Cowboy, Cowhand, Cowherd, Cowman, Cowpoke, Cowpuncher, Puncher
Derivative terms: Rope

3. Noun. A craftsman who makes ropes.
Exact synonyms: Rope-maker, Ropemaker
Generic synonyms: Artificer, Artisan, Craftsman, Journeyman

Definition of Roper

1. n. A maker of ropes.

Definition of Roper

1. Noun. Agent noun of rope; one who uses a rope, especially one who throws a lariat. ¹

2. Noun. (dated) A maker of ropes. ¹

3. Noun. One who ropes goods; a packer. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic slang) One fit to be hanged. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roper

1. one that ropes [n -S] - See also: ropes

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roper

ropedancer
ropedancers
ropedancing
ropedancings
ropeless
ropelike
ropeloft
ropelofts
ropemaker
ropemakers
ropemaking
ropeman
ropemate
ropemates
ropemen
roper (current term)
roperies
ropers
ropery
ropes
ropesman
ropesmen
ropewalk
ropewalker
ropewalkers
ropewalks
ropeway
ropeways
ropework
ropeworks

Literary usage of Roper

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"We know that Swift sometimes sent paragraphs to the ' Post Boy,' ' as malicious as possible, and very proper for Abel roper, the printer of it ' (Journal to ..."

2. Representative British Dramas: Victorian and Modern by Montrose Jonas Moses (1918)
"Mr. roper, don't you think the magistrate ought to be told what sort of people these ... roper. Purely private life! May have happened to the magistrate. ..."

3. Representative British Dramas, Victorian and Modern by Montrose Jonas Moses (1918)
"roper [very suddenly]. Where did you sleep last night? — [hesitating] that is — I JACK ... I've my doubts whether we ought to hide the truth roper. ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"This is an action against the roper Lumber Company to recover damages for cutting certain timber on the land described in the complaint, and against the ..."

5. Female Biography: Alphabetically Arranged by Mary Hays (1807)
"The above-mentioned William roper succeeded his lather, John roper, ... The said William roper was liberal both in his domestic and public conduct. ..."

6. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1898)
"WHO killed Tom roper? ' "Not I," said Old Cider; "I couldn't kill a ... x "Not I," said Strong Ale; "I make men tough and hale— I didn't kill Tom roper. ..."

7. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of by Ellery Bicknell Crane (1907)
"John roper (i), the emigrant ancestor of all known members of the American roper ... The name of roper has been evolved from a somewhat fantastic origin. ..."

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