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noun Informal.
  1. Military.
    1. a naval officer whose uniform sleeve displays stripes: a four-striper.
    2. an enlisted person of any of the armed services whose sleeve displays stripes denoting years of service: a six-striper.
  2. striped bass.
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Origin of striper

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Historical Examples of striper

  • The pencil equipment is properly a matter of the first concern to the striper.

    Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting

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  • The striper should be provided with at least four different sizes of pencils.

  • The striper should provide himself with a dust-proof metal box in which to store his pencil equipment.

British Dictionary definitions for striper


  1. military slang an officer who has a stripe or stripes on his uniform, esp in the navya two-striper (lieutenant)
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Word Origin and History for striper


"striped bass," 1945, from stripe (n.1).

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