verb (used without object)
- carousel fraud,
- carpaccio, vittore,
- carpal joint
Origin of carp1
Examples from the Web for carper
“Part of our responsibility is to vet nominees, not to kill nominees, not to hold them forever,” Carper said.
The IG office opened the investigation last September based on a referral from the FBI, but its progress is unclear, Carper said.
Carper described Allen as a “very fine person” and said either Lute or Allen would be fine.
Carper said Lute would get through the Senate quickly and easily.
“I think Jane Holl Lute would be a terrific candidate, and I urge the president to consider her,” Carper said.
But she was civil even as she sighed, and he would have been a carper who complained.The President|Alfred Henry Lewis
Carper's four patterns of knowing serve as an organizing framework for asking epistemological questions of caring in nursing.
Carper's patterns of knowing offer a framework for organizing the content for studying this nursing situation.
After the Carper lease expired without renewal, the caretakers left.Salona, Fairfax County, Virginia|Ellen Anderson
Any carper can find the faults in a great work; it is only the enlightened who can discover all its merits.Talks on the study of literature.|Arlo Bates
Word Origin for carp
noun plural carp or carps
Word Origin for carp
mid-15c., "talker," agent noun from carp (v.).
type of freshwater fish, late 14c., from Old French carpe "carp" (13c.) and directly from Vulgar Latin carpa (source also of Italian carpa, Spanish carpa), from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch carpe, Dutch karper, Old High German karpfo, German Karpfen "carp"); possibly the immediate source is Gothic *karpa. A Danube fish (hence the proposed East Germanic origin of its name), introduced in English ponds 14c. Lithuanian karpis, Russian karp are Germanic loan words.
"complain," early 13c., originally "to talk," from Old Norse karpa "to brag," of unknown origin; meaning turned toward "find fault with" (late 14c.), probably by influence of Latin carpere "to slander, revile," literally "to pluck" (see harvest (n.)). Related: Carped; carping.