Origin of trooper
Examples from the Web for trooper
The trooper reached with her right hand for her expandable baton.The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading|Michael Daly|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Five days after the trooper was pulled over, Heldund was relieved of his duties.
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|Lynn Sherr|July 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We fielded the panicked calls, encouraged Wayne, who was a trooper and persuaded the rest of the cast to stay.
"Yes, I AM the man," says the trooper, stopping two or three stairs down.Bleak House|Charles Dickens
A third man, a trooper named Gabor, was in the act of locking the door of the apartment.The Shadow of the Czar|John R. Carling
Moreover, he was very well pleased with the trooper's horse on which he was mounted.Boscobel: or, the royal oak|William Harrison Ainsworth
Trooper Rose caught a horse, and hoisted his lieutenant into the saddle, and sent him out of danger.
Then the men and women were ordered to come outside, and a trooper set fire to the straw.Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
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.