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scrapper

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[ skrap-er ]
/ ˈskræp ər /
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noun
a person who removes or does away with scraps.
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Origin of scrapper

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First recorded in 1640–50; scrap1 + -er1

Other definitions for scrapper (2 of 2)

scrapper2
[ 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

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First recorded in 1870–75; scrap2 + -er1
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