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

Examples of capper in a Sentence

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
Recent Examples on the Web Reis’ comments came from the stage at a brunch on Friday that was the capper to the 15th annual Native Women in Film Festival, a weeklong event that saw the screening of 45 films. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2024 The latter adapted, dispersing short passes on Kansas City's opening possession, a 10-play, 86-yard touchdown drive – the capper a 19-yard pass to tight end Travis Kelce. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2024 As a capper to the night, Jack gets them to open the skating rink back up for Mel, and right on cue, snow starts drifting from the sky. Sara Netzley,, 30 Nov. 2023 Adams and Macht's Golden Globes reunion serves as the perfect capper to the resurgence in Suits' popularity after the first eight seasons of the USA series landed on Netflix last summer. Sabienna Bowman, Peoplemag, 8 Jan. 2024 The Manhattan Transfer members have said Friday night’s tour capper was their last show, after a run that extended more than 50 years. Chris Willman, Variety, 18 Dec. 2023 So is there still hope for a trilogy capper? Smith: 100 percent! Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Sep. 2023 What should have been an inspirational capper on a trilogy ends with a shrug of resignation. Courtney Howard, Variety, 7 Sep. 2023 The film would serve as a proper trilogy capper for the world and the characters that screenwriter Taylor Sheridan originated in Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario (2015), as well as Stefano Sollima’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018). Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Sep. 2023

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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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“Capper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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