moss-troop·​er ˈmȯs-ˌtrü-pər How to pronounce moss-trooper (audio)
: one of a class of 17th century raiders in the marshy border country between England and Scotland
: pirate
moss-trooping adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of moss-trooper was in 1645

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Cite this Entry

“Moss-trooper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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