understrapper

[ uhn-der-strap-er ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌstræp ər /
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noun

an underling.

Origin of understrapper

First recorded in 1695–1705; under- + strapper
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understrapper

/ (ˈʌndəˌstræpə) /

noun

a less common word for underling

Word Origin for understrapper

C18: from strap (in the archaic sense: to work hard)
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