loop·​er | \ ˈlü-pər How to pronounce looper (audio) \
plural loopers

Definition of looper

1 : any of the usually rather small hairless caterpillars that are mostly larvae of moths (families Geometridae and Noctuidae) and move with a looping motion in which the hind prolegs draw the posterior body toward the front followed by forward extension by the anterior legs

called also inchworm

2 : one that loops
3 golf : caddie Playing golf with a caddie can be one of the best experiences in golf. Or, it can be one of the worst. It all depends on your looper and your attitude.Golf Magazine

Examples of looper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hudson Beamon sent a high looper toward center field that looked like a short wedge at Torrey Pines South. Jim Lindgren, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 June 2021 How ironic that Minneapolis drummer/keyboardist/looper Martin Dosh — known for his innovative one-man performances — spent much of the pandemic working with other musicians (virtually) on his first Dosh studio album in eight years. Jon Bream, Star Tribune, 27 May 2021 This has a goggles strap looper portion that will clip it in. Chris Hachey, BGR, 26 May 2021 On Thursday, violinist-looper and vocalist Joe Kye will perform at 2 p.m., and on Friday, Swiggle Mandela will perform at 4 p.m. oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2021 Opitz hits a looper right over the shortstop for the first hit of the game. Seth Campbell, Arkansas Online, 24 Apr. 2021 Wilmer Flores followed with a walk and Buster Posey a base hit to left, than Dickerson hit a looper to right to send Belt in. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Apr. 2021 Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, violinist-looper and vocalist Joe Kye has drawn rave reviews since launching his music career in 2013. oregonlive, 2 Apr. 2021 Joe Kye, Thursday, April 22, at 2 p.m. Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, violinist-looper and vocalist Joe Kye has drawn rave reviews since launching his music career in 2013. oregonlive, 22 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of looper

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Looper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/looper. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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