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capper

[kap-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that caps.
  2. Also called topper. something that completes or adds to what has preceded it: The capper was that we didn't know each other after all.
  3. Slang. an informer, especially for gamblers.
  4. Slang. a by-bidder at an auction.

Origin of capper

1350–1400 (for sense “cap maker”); 1580–90 (for def 1); Middle English; see cap1, -er1
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  • As a capper he digs up that envelop, to show her there needn't be any hitch in the program.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • It is amazing the many who were willing to play the part of capper in this game.

  • Rawlinson reported that Capper with two brigades was still in Ghent.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres

  • He is a sort of bouncer, or capper for that gambling joint run by Plimsoll.

    Rimrock Trail

    J. Allan Dunn

  • Capper (appearing quietly from room L., and locking the door behind him).