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trooper

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noun troop·er \ˈtrü-pər\

Simple Definition of trooper

  • : a low-ranking soldier

  • : a state police officer

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of trooper

  1. 1a (1) :  an enlisted cavalryman (2) :  the horse of a cavalrymanb :  paratrooperc :  soldier

  2. 2a :  a mounted police officerb :  a state police officer

  3. 3 :  trouper 2

Examples of trooper in a sentence

  1. <a moving Memorial Day service honoring our fallen troopers>



1640

First Known Use of trooper

1640


TROOPER Defined for Kids

trooper

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noun troop·er \ˈtrü-pər\

Definition of trooper for Students

  1. 1 :  a soldier in a cavalry unit

  2. 2 :  a state police officer





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