a person or thing that scrapes.
any of various tools or utensils for scraping.

Nearby words

  1. scrape,
  2. scrape in,
  3. scrape through,
  4. scrape together,
  5. scrape up an acquaintance,
  6. scraperboard,
  7. scrapheap,
  8. scrapie,
  9. scraping,
  10. scrapingly

Origin of scraper

First recorded in 1545–55; scrape + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for scraper



"instrument for scraping," 1550s, agent noun from scrape (v.). From 1560s as "miser, money-grubber;" 1610s as "fiddler;" 1792 as "barber."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper