Dictionary.com

groper

1
[ groh-per ]
/ ˈgroʊ pər /
Save This Word!

noun
a person or thing that gropes.
Slang. a person who touches or fondles someone for sexual pleasure, especially without the person’s consent.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of groper

1
First recorded in 1560–70; grope + -er1

Other definitions 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

2
Apparently alteration of grouper1, perhaps by association with grope
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use groper in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK