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 During his tenure in the oil patch, Smith worked as a truck driver’s assistant, or swamper, for a rig-moving company. Sarah Smarsh, The Atlantic, 16 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of swamper

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Swamper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swamper. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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