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stepper

[step-er]
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noun
  1. a person or animal that steps, especially a horse that lifts its front legs high at the knee.
  2. Informal. a dancer.
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Origin of stepper

First recorded in 1825–35; step + -er1
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Examples from the Web for stepper

Historical Examples

  • Any number may take part in the sport, and in turn act as stepper.

    On the Trail

    Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard

  • See Empson yourself; he will put my stepper Mab to the light trap; no delay.

  • He told somebody the next day that Andrew Brewster had a stepper of a daughter, but he did not give his reasons for the statement.

    The Portion of Labor

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • Even now, Stepper, after being here a year, he actually doesn't realize the importance of Jimsy's getting signed up to play.

    Play the Game!

    Ruth Comfort Mitchell

  • Once, a couple of years ago, Stepper noticed that he was limping, and he made him go to see the doctor.

    Play the Game!

    Ruth Comfort Mitchell


British Dictionary definitions for stepper

stepper

noun
  1. a person who or animal that steps, esp a horse or a dancer
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