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  1. a person or thing that straps.
  2. Informal. a large, robust person.
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Origin of strapper

First recorded in 1665–75; strap + -er1
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Examples from the Web for strapper

Historical Examples of strapper

  • As for myself, I tell you what, brother, I want a strapper; one who can give and take.

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    Theodore Watts-Dunton

  • Strapper Kemp: had I the horse when you took me, or had I not?

  • And I ate it, I suppose, before Strapper fetched up with me.

  • I call that to the notice of the Foreman of the jury, and also to the notice of young Strapper.

  • Strapper loaned it to me; and the thief stole it, thinking it was mine.

British Dictionary definitions for strapper


  1. informal a strapping person
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