a person or animal that steps, especially a horse that lifts its front legs high at the knee.
Informal. a dancer.

Origin of stepper

First recorded in 1825–35; step + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for stepper

drill, exercise, step, workout, slimnastics

Examples from the Web for stepper

Historical Examples of stepper

  • Any number may take part in the sport, and in turn act as stepper.

    On the Trail

    Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard

  • See Empson yourself; he will put my stepper Mab to the light trap; no delay.

  • He told somebody the next day that Andrew Brewster had a stepper of a daughter, but he did not give his reasons for the statement.

    The Portion of Labor

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • Even now, Stepper, after being here a year, he actually doesn't realize the importance of Jimsy's getting signed up to play.

    Play the Game!

    Ruth Comfort Mitchell

  • Once, a couple of years ago, Stepper noticed that he was limping, and he made him go to see the doctor.

    Play the Game!

    Ruth Comfort Mitchell

British Dictionary definitions for stepper



a person who or animal that steps, esp a horse or a dancer
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