scrapper

1
[ skrap-er ]
/ ˈskræp ər /

noun

a person who removes or does away with scraps.

Nearby words

  1. scrapheap,
  2. scrapie,
  3. scraping,
  4. scrapingly,
  5. scrapings,
  6. scrapple,
  7. scrappy,
  8. scrapyard,
  9. scratch,
  10. scratch awl

Origin of scrapper

1
First recorded in 1640–50; scrap1 + -er1

scrapper

2
[ skrap-er ]
/ ˈskræp ər /

noun Informal.

a fighter or aggressive competitor, especially one always ready or eager for a fight, argument, or contest: the best lightweight scrapper in boxing; a rugged political scrapper.

Origin of scrapper

2
First recorded in 1870–75; scrap2 + -er1

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