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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Recent Examples on the Web Need someone to occupy the guard and tackle on a tackle-end stunt to give the looper a free shot at the passer? John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 underrated players on the Cowboys’ 2020 roster, including the glue that holds the D-line together," 3 June 2020 Here, the majority is of two kinds: constant creators and bored loopers. Abhik Choudhury, Quartz India, "A dummies guide to running brand campaigns on TikTok in India," 11 Nov. 2019 One scrambling in-the-looper was caught yelling incoherent Ukraine talking points from notes written with a Sharpie. J.d. Crowe | Jdcrowe@al.com, al, "Impeachment Trump-a-palooza: ‘Everyone was in the loop’," 21 Nov. 2019 Wheaton plays a five-string violin with a digital looper, a device that records a line of music, then cycles it repeatedly as the musician adds in additional loops. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "In Our Midst: Gabriel Wheaton’s classical, contemporary, opulent and wildly eclectic one-man band," 15 Nov. 2019 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

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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 30 Sep. 2020.

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