scrap·​per | \ ˈskra-pər How to pronounce scrapper (audio) \

Definition of scrapper

: fighter, quarreler also : a fierce competitor

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Examples of scrapper in a Sentence

both movie critics are real scrappers, so their on-air discussions of the latest releases are often heated
Recent Examples on the Web Andrew was the scrapper, the seducer of donors, the shaper of perception. Dan Zak, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2021 As an upperclassmen, Zalewski etched a prominent role as a scrapper. Sam Brief,, 20 Nov. 2020 For all the scrapper-from-Scranton talk that Joe Biden has cultivated in his career and his campaigns, the tough-guy act has always seemed like just that: an act. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021 But by being a scrapper, and a digger, and a pusher, Raven sometimes rubbed fellow competitors the wrong way. Tony Baranek,, 5 Oct. 2020 Another caller contacted police and said the man in question may be a scrapper. cleveland, 25 Sep. 2020 In Washington, the product of highbrow schools became a bit more of a scrapper. Manuel Roig-franzia, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2020 Director Ceyda Torun uses modern technology — infrared GoPro cameras — to capture a cat's-eye view, though the humans who care for these little sunbathers and backstreet scrappers tend to resonate nearly as much as their feline counterparts. Leah Greenblatt,, 6 Apr. 2020 Didn’t write down anything' The West Linn investigation also cited an interview with metal scrapper, Fred Marlow IV, in the case against Fesser. oregonlive, 29 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of scrapper

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Scrapper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of scrapper

chiefly US, informal : a person who fights or struggles against something or to do something

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