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noun (1)

lap·​per ˈla-pər How to pronounce lapper (audio)
plural lappers
: a race having a specified number of laps
used in combination
The last Superstars 100-lapper is being considered the best short track race in the history of the Speedway …Ronnie White


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noun (2)

plural lappers
: one that laps up food or drink with the tongue
More than one reviewer noted that Carey's cat, first seen when her character is a little girl, must be the Methuselah of pets—or a longtime lapper of Geritol-flavored Fancy Feast.Mike Clark

Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1910, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1606, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lapper was in 1606

Dictionary Entries Near lapper

Cite this Entry

“Lapper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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