Definition of Carper

1. Noun. Someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way.

Exact synonyms: Niggler
Generic synonyms: Critic
Derivative terms: Carp, Niggle

Definition of Carper

1. n. One who carps; a caviler.

Definition of Carper

1. Noun. a person who habitually carps, who talks too much and regularly finds fault ¹

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Definition of Carper

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carper

carpenter's level
carpenter's mallet
carpenter's plane
carpenter's rule
carpenter's saw
carpenter's square
carpenter's squares
carpenter ant
carpenter ants
carpenter bee
carper (current term)
carpet bagger
carpet baggers
carpet beater
carpet beetle
carpet bomb
carpet bombed
carpet bombing
carpet bombs
carpet bug
carpet burn

Literary usage of Carper

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1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"Did the prisoner own that he acted by the French king's commission ? Dit) you know any tiling of his hiving a French commission ? Mr. carper. You may go on. ..."

2. Rose's Notes on the United States Supreme Court Reports (2 Dallas to 241 by Walter Malins Rose, Charles Lawrence Thompson, United States Supreme Court (1918)
"carper, 112 Ind. 30, 2 Am. St. Rep. 147, 13 NE 123, Griffin v. Overman Wheel Co., 61 Fed. 572, 9 CCA 542, and Canadian Pac. RR Co. v. Clark, 74 Fed. ..."

3. Reports of the Decisions of the Court of Appeals of the State of Colorado by Colorado Court of Appeals, William E. Beck, Thomas M. Robinson, John Alonzo Gordon (1905)
"A. Lons- berry, who, on the same day, after executing to Rogers a trust deed of the property to secure the payment of $2500, conveyed it to carper. ..."

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