groper

1
[ groh-per ]
/ ˈgroʊ pər /
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noun

a person or thing that gropes.

Nearby words

  1. grooved,
  2. grooved fricative,
  3. grooving saw,
  4. groovy,
  5. grope,
  6. groping,
  7. gropingly,
  8. gropius,
  9. gropius, walter,
  10. gropper

Origin of groper

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

groper

2
[ 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

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British Dictionary definitions for gropers

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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