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groper

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[ groh-per ]
/ ˈgroʊ pər /
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noun

a person or thing that gropes.
Slang. a person who touches or fondles someone for sexual pleasure, especially without the person’s consent.

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Origin of groper

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First recorded in 1560–70; grope + -er1

Definition for groper (2 of 2)

groper2
[ groh-per ]
/ ˈgroʊ pər /

noun

a large, purplish food fish, Achoerodus gouldii, inhabiting waters off Australia and New Zealand, characterized by an enormous gape.

Origin of groper

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Apparently alteration of grouper1, perhaps by association with grope
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British Dictionary definitions for groper

groper

grouper

/ (ˈɡrəʊpə) /

noun plural -er or -ers

any large marine serranid fish of the genus Epinephelus and related genera, of warm and tropical seasAlso called: garoupa

Word Origin for groper

C17: from Portuguese garupa, probably from a South American Indian word
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