mopper-up

noun

plural moppers-up
: one that mops up
specifically : one that follows in the wake of a military attack to eliminate remaining pockets of enemy resistance and dispose of debris

Word History

Etymology

mop up + -er

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“Mopper-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mopper-up. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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