step·​per | \ ˈste-pər How to pronounce stepper (audio) \

Definition of stepper

: one (such as a fast horse or a dancer) that steps

Examples of stepper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are high-steppers in sashes and derby hats; there are blaring trombones and feathers and painted faces. Timothy O'grady, Condé Nast Traveler, "In New Orleans, Life Is at Full Blast," 14 Oct. 2019 In the front line are steppers and club officials, then family and marching band, and after that the second line, composed of everyone who wants to join in. Timothy O'grady, Condé Nast Traveler, "In New Orleans, Life Is at Full Blast," 14 Oct. 2019 The celebration really kicks into gear at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 with a Cadillac Auto Parade, featuring vintage cars plus marching bands, dance troupes, steppers and more, beginning at Pennsylvania and North avenues, then heading south to Dolphin Street. Chris Kaltenbach,, "Things to do in Baltimore this week: Billie Holiday Arts & Music Festival, Baltimore Comedy Festival and more," 25 Aug. 2019 After using a series of practical touches since that chop, Barnes once again returns to the ethereal to scoop it away from the inconsequential stepper-upper., "John Barnes vs Brazil: Looking Back at England's Greatest Ever Goal 35 Years On," 10 June 2019 The whole selection is a bit of a hodgepodge: Huawei thought to include a climb profile but no stair-stepper profile. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Huawei Watch GT review: When hardware and software don’t mesh," 16 Dec. 2018 Another former North Korean goose-stepper, Kim Jungah, was once proud of her marching but now feels she was physically abused. Fox News, "Past goose-steppers proud of place in North Korean parades," 6 Sep. 2018 Unlike Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, who soared to success in the late 1960s with confessional hardship songs from the hills and hollows, Ms. Gentry’s two-steppers revealed little about her. Marc Myers, WSJ, "‘Bobbie Gentry: The Girl From Chickasaw County—The Complete Capitol Masters’ Review: A Country Talent, Fully Recognized," 25 Sep. 2018 Rhythm and blues, jazz, blues, gospel and dusties performers plus steppers and choirs also are part of the lineup. Jessi Virtusio, Daily Southtown, "Disc jockeys given their due at inaugural Music Alliance Festival in Riverdale," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of stepper

1835, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2019

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“Stepper.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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