- a person who removes or does away with scraps.
Origin of scrapper1
- 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 scrapper2
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Word Origin and History for scrapper
"pugilist," 1874, agent noun from scrap (v.2). Later used generally of anyone or anything that tends to put up a fight.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper