- an underling.
Origin of understrapper
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Examples from the Web for understrapper
I have no doubt that some understrapper from the Castle has had some communication with Mr. Sprugeon.The Prime Minister
I heard 'em say after, as he was an understrapper at Jermyn's.
"I had heard there was a Johnson who was an understrapper of Jermyn's," said Christian.
They should have captured the understrapper early in the day.A Fleet in Being
What, what, was he to sell himself to be the understrapper of a sweater!Pelle the Conqueror, Complete
Martin Anderson Nexo
- a less common word for underling
C18: from strap (in the archaic sense: to work hard)
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