trucker

1
[ truhk-er ]
/ ˈtrʌk ər /

noun

a person who drives a truck; truckdriver.
a person whose business is trucking goods.

Origin of trucker

1
First recorded in 1875–80; truck1 + -er1

Definition for trucker (2 of 3)

trucker

2
[ truhk-er ]
/ ˈtrʌk ər /

noun


Origin of trucker

2
First recorded in 1530–40; truck2 + -er1

Definition for trucker (3 of 3)

Origin of truck

1
1605–15; back formation from truckle wheel. See truckle2
Related formstruck·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trucker (1 of 4)

trucker

1
/ (ˈtrʌkə) /

noun mainly US and Canadian

a lorry driver
a person who arranges for the transport of goods by lorry

British Dictionary definitions for trucker (2 of 4)

trucker

2
/ (ˈtrʌkə) /

noun US and Canadian

a market gardener
another word for hawker 1

British Dictionary definitions for trucker (3 of 4)

truck

1
/ (trʌk) /

noun


verb

to convey (goods) in a truck
(intr) mainly US and Canadian to drive a truck

Word Origin for truck

C17: perhaps shortened from truckle ²

British Dictionary definitions for trucker (4 of 4)

truck

2
/ (trʌk) /

noun


verb

archaic to exchange (goods); barter
(intr) to traffic or negotiate

Word Origin for truck

C13: from Old French troquer (unattested) to barter, equivalent to Medieval Latin trocare, of unknown origin
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Idioms and Phrases with trucker

truck

see have no truck with.


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