cap·​per ˈka-pər How to pronounce capper (audio)
: one that caps: such as
: a device that fits caps on bottles
: a lure or decoy especially in an illicit or questionable activity : shill

Example Sentences

the capper to the campaign rally was an appearance by the candidate himself she was smart, she was pretty, but here's the capper—she was kind, unlike the other girls
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Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of capper was in 1587

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Cite this Entry

“Capper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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