dopper

noun (1)
dop·​per | \ ˈdäpə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of dopper

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of certain diving birds (as a dabchick or bufflehead)

Dopper

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of Dopper (Entry 2 of 2)

: a member of a rigidly Calvinistic sect of Afrikaners

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History and Etymology for dopper

Noun (1)

Middle English, from doppen to dop, dive + -er

Noun (2)

Afrikaans, from 16th century Dutch, from dop, a kind of hat, literally, shell, pot (from Middle Dutch dop, doppe shell, goblet, pot) + -er

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“Dopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dopper. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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