swamp·​er | \ ˈswäm-pər How to pronounce swamper (audio) , ˈswȯm-\

Definition of swamper

1a : an inhabitant of swamps or lowlands
b : one familiar with swampy terrain
2 : a general assistant : handyman, helper

Examples of swamper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

If something were to happen to the captain, the swamper would be the one to radio for help and manage the situation until others arrived. Joseph Serna, latimes.com, "Inmates are part of an army of firefighters battling a 'monster' that just keeps growing," 15 Dec. 2017 That comes from my roots of playing in clubs where sometimes the only person who was there was the swamper cleaning up the bar. Bob Doerschuk, USA TODAY, "'Home' is Zac Brown Band's most personal album," 8 May 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'swamper.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of swamper

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about swamper

Statistics for swamper

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for swamper

The first known use of swamper was in 1775

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on swamper

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with swamper

Comments on swamper

What made you want to look up swamper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!