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noun (1)

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


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noun (2)

plural -s
: a member of a rigidly Calvinistic sect of Afrikaners

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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