Irish rapaire, ropaire, literally, thruster, stabber, from rop thrust, stab
1690, in the meaning defined at sense 1
“Rapparee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapparee. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.
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