- like a trooper, with great energy, enthusiasm, or display: He swears like a trooper.
Origin of trooper
Related Words for trooperfighter, mercenary, guerrilla, veteran, guard, officer, volunteer, marine, pilot, paratrooper, trooper, commando, soldier, hero, champion, detective, deputy, policeman, constable, marshal
Examples from the Web for trooper
Contemporary Examples of trooper
The trooper reached with her right hand for her expandable baton.The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading
September 27, 2014
And the trooper says, ‘Has anybody you know that lives near the girls been up to this camp?’The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town
E. Jean Carroll
April 19, 2014
Five days after the trooper was pulled over, Heldund was relieved of his duties.The Fringe Factor: The Perils of Sex Ed
July 7, 2013
But make no mistake: she also was a dedicated team player who could line up behind her commander and take orders like a trooper.Lynn Sherr: Sally Ride’s Heroic and Trailblazing Life as an Astronaut
July 24, 2012
We fielded the panicked calls, encouraged Wayne, who was a trooper and persuaded the rest of the cast to stay.Behind the Scenes of 'Snowflower'
August 2, 2011
Historical Examples of trooper
I believe the soldier swore like a trooper, and it was really quite excusable.My Double Life
And as he went a trooper followed him, with orders to track him till daylight.
McBain signed to the trooper at the rear of the wagon and the man stripped the cover off.
With obvious disgust he signed again to the trooper to replace the cover.
On the opposite wall the light of the trooper's lanthorn fell brightly.The Tavern Knight
- a soldier in a cavalry regiment
- US and Australian a mounted policeman
- US a state policeman
- a cavalry horse
- informal, mainly British a troopship
1630s, "soldier in a cavalry troop," agent noun from troop. Extended to "mounted policeman" (1858, in Australian) then to "state policeman" (U.S.) by 1911.
see swear like a trooper.