[ swom-per ]
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  1. Informal. a person who inhabits, works in, or is exceptionally familiar with swamps.

  2. a general assistant or laborer; menial.

  1. a person who trims felled trees into logs at a logging camp or sawmill.

  2. Citizens Band Radio Slang. a motorist or truck driver, especially one using a CB radio.

Origin of swamper

First recorded in 1715–25; swamp + -er1

Words Nearby swamper

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How to use swamper in a sentence

  • The swamper dashed the moisture from his eyes and summoned a look of stubborn resolve.

    Bonaventure | George Washington Cable
  • The principal tavern there stands on that corner of the court-house square to which the swamper would naturally come first.

    Bonaventure | George Washington Cable
  • But what Sam was, in the opinion of the swamper, Val never learned, for at that moment Ricky burst from between two bushes.

    Ralestone Luck | Andre Norton
  • The swamper's face was bruised and there was a smear of dried blood across one cheek as if he had already been roughly handled.

    Ralestone Luck | Andre Norton
  • Sam had started for the house, carrying Jeems as if the long-legged swamper was the same age and size as his own small son.

    Ralestone Luck | Andre Norton

British Dictionary definitions for swamper


/ (ˈswɒmpə) /

  1. US

    • a person who lives or works in a swampy region, esp in the southern US

    • a person who clears a swamp of trees and undergrowth or who clears a path in a forest for transporting logs

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