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trooper

[ troo-per ]
/ ˈtru pər /
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noun
a horse-cavalry soldier.
a mounted police officer; a police officer on horseback.
a cavalry horse.
Chiefly British. a troopship.
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Idioms about trooper

    like a trooper, with great energy, enthusiasm, or display: He swears like a trooper.

Origin of trooper

First recorded in 1630–40; troop + -er1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH trooper

trooper , trouper
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British Dictionary definitions for trooper

trooper
/ (ˈtruːpə) /

noun
a soldier in a cavalry regiment
US and Australian a mounted policeman
US a state policeman
a cavalry horse
informal, mainly British a troopship
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Other Idioms and Phrases with trooper

trooper

see swear like a trooper.

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