scrapper

noun
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 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, EW.com, "Love animals? Hate Tiger King? Here are five documentaries to watch," 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, "‘Shady’ witnesses, sloppy work undercut controversial West Linn police investigation of black Portland man, records reveal," 29 Feb. 2020 Abraded pretty much describes Mari, a blunt scrapper whose very existence seems like one long battle, including with her younger daughters (Thomasin McKenzie and Oona Laurence). Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "‘Lost Girls’ Review: Honoring the Gone Girls, With Sorrow and Rage," 11 Mar. 2020 Police relied on Omerovic even though Benson badmouthed him and several metal scrappers who police were counting on to make their case. oregonlive, "‘Shady’ witnesses, sloppy work undercut controversial West Linn police investigation of black Portland man, records reveal," 29 Feb. 2020 The scrappers would buy cars from A&B Towing to sell for parts and metal. oregonlive, "‘Shady’ witnesses, sloppy work undercut controversial West Linn police investigation of black Portland man, records reveal," 29 Feb. 2020 F Albin Grewe Drafted: 66th overall, 2019 Buzz: Grewe, 18, is a 6-foot, 187-pound scrapper who patterns his game after Boston über-pest Brad Marchand. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "How are Detroit Red Wings prospects faring? Europeans are leading the way," 3 Nov. 2019 A half-century in the industry, Field is still a scrapper. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "Sally Field’s relentless request for respect: ‘The roles I cared about deeply I had to fight for’," 4 Dec. 2019 Set about five years after Emperor Palpatine’s Jedi-exterminating Order 66, Fallen Order follows Cal Kestis (Cameron Monaghan), a former padawan who survived the massacre and went into hiding as a backwater scrapper. Evan Lewis, EW.com, "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order," 15 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of scrapper

1874, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2020

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“Scrapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrapper. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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scrapper

noun
How to pronounce scrapper (audio)

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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