Definition of Trouper

1. Noun. A person who is reliable and uncomplaining and hard working.

Generic synonyms: Good Person



2. Noun. An actor who travels around the country presenting plays.
Exact synonyms: Barnstormer, Play-actor, Playactor
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian
Derivative terms: Playact

Definition of Trouper

1. Noun. A member of a theatrical company (a troupe). ¹

2. Noun. A veteran performer. ¹

3. Noun. A reliable, hard-working person; usually (term trooper). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trouper

1. a member of a theatrical company [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trouper

troughs
troul
troule
trouled
troules
trouling
trouls
trounce
trounced
trouncer
trouncers
trounces
trouncing
troupe
trouped
trouper (current term)
troupers
troupes
troupial
troupials
trouping
trous-de-loup
trouse
trouser
trouser clip
trouser cough
trouser cuff
trouser leg
trouser pocket
trouser press

Literary usage of Trouper

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1. Notices of Fugitive Tracts, and Chap-books Printed at Aldermary Churchyard by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1851)
"... and too apt to believe; The fears they suggest on a groundless pretence, On purpose to make 'em repine at their prince. SONG IV. THE trouper. ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"world of the 19th century, when troupe was first used in English to mean “a company of performers” and trouper to mean “a member of a troupe. ..."

3. A Contemporary History of Affairs in Ireland, from 1641 to 1652: Now for the by Sir John Thomas Gilbert, Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society (1880)
"... impious insinuation) moued a quarrell to one Redmond Mellan, a trouper of Bryan ... to play not guiltie in the behalfe of his poore trouper, as beinge ..."

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