harp·​er ˈhär-pər How to pronounce harper (audio)
: a harp player
: one that harps

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of harper was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Harper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harper. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Har·​per ˈhär-pər How to pronounce Harper (audio)
Stephen (Joseph) 1959–     Canadian politician; prime minister of Canada (2006–15)

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