trouper

[ troo-per ]
/ ˈtru pər /

noun

an actor, especially a member of a touring company.
a veteran actor.
a loyal, dependable worker or participant in an undertaking: He's a real trouper, even when the going is rough.

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Origin of trouper

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; troupe + -er1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH trouper

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British Dictionary definitions for trouper

trouper
/ (ˈtruːpə) /

noun

a member of a troupe
an experienced or dependable worker or associate
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