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capper

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noun cap·per \ˈka-pər\

Definition of capper

  1. 1 :  one that caps: as a :  a device that fits caps on bottles b :  finale, climax, clincher

  2. 2 :  a lure or decoy especially in an illicit or questionable activity :  shill



Examples of capper in a sentence

  1. <the capper to the campaign rally was an appearance by the candidate himself>

  2. <she was smart, she was pretty, but here's the capper—she was kind, unlike the other girls>



1587

First Known Use of capper

1587


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