trucker

1
[ truhk-er ]
/ ˈtrʌk ər /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. truck tractor,
  2. truck trailer,
  3. truckage,
  4. truckdriver,
  5. truckee,
  6. truckie,
  7. trucking,
  8. truckle,
  9. truckle bed,
  10. truckline

Origin of trucker

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

trucker

2
[ truhk-er ]
/ ˈtrʌk ər /

noun

Origin of trucker

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

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

trucker

1
/ (ˈtrʌkə) /

noun mainly US and Canadian

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

noun US and Canadian

a market gardener
another word for hawker 1

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

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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Word Origin and History for trucker
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Idioms and Phrases with trucker

truck

see have no truck with.

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