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

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Player-caddie relationships became a story this week when Fox’s wonderfully sensitive microphones caught Jordan Spieth giving his looper/psychologist Michael Greller a stern talking to. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "2019 U.S. Open Parting Thoughts: Woodland's Gutsy Win, Tiger's Showing and More," 17 June 2019 Machado, who was warmly cheered by a Phillies crowd that wants him in their colors, doubled down the right-field line and scored when Trumbo hit a looper into short right-field and Nick Williams misplayed it. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles have their chances, but fail to capitalize in 3-2 loss to Phillies," 4 July 2018 The only possible pass was a delicate looper that reached Thompson too late for a standard layup but too early for an alley-oop. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Ringmaster Stephen Curry is back, and the Warriors’ circus is on," 1 June 2018 In the 11th, Cedar Grove had a runner on second with one out, and our frosh second-baseman, Courtney Taylor, grabbed a looper at the second-base bag and touched second for the double play. SI.com, "Peter King’s Favorite Stories, from SI and The MMQB," 28 May 2018 In the nine months between Woods’s fusion surgery and his unofficial return to competitive golf, three major winners — Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy — let their longtime loopers go. Karen Crouse, New York Times, "In Tiger Woods’s Surging Play, a Steady Caddie," 10 Mar. 2018 Layer on layer of vocal effects, keyboard and guitar work and some magical loopers concoct the foundation as her lyrics tell a great story. Chris Haghirian, kansascity, "KC Valentine's shows: Hembree, KC Folk Festival, Fathers | 2018 | The Kansas City Star," 13 Feb. 2018 Evan Gattis hit a little looper that Bellinger caught. Houston Mitchell, latimes.com, "Still scoreless after three," 28 Oct. 2017 His new looper is Luke Reardon, a close friend since their junior golf days in Queensland and a school roommate. courant.com, "Charitable Day Contends At BMW Championship," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of looper

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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