- 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.
Origin of trouper
Related Words for troupermime, star, actor, performer, passenger, tourist, commuter, adventurer, migrant, sailor, pilgrim, hiker, pro, expert, vet, artist, character, clown, player, villain
Examples from the Web for trouper
Historical Examples of trouper
The woman had been a trouper in the old days of one-night stands.Gigolo
And he there made those excellent verses of the Trouper (quaere).Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2)
"That is because I am a trouper, and troupers live in their trunks," smiled Anne.Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College
Jessie Graham Flower
- a member of a troupe
- an experienced or dependable worker or associate
1890, "actor or performer in a troupe," agent noun from troupe. Transferred sense of "reliable, uncomplaining person" [OED] is attested by 1942, American English.