troop·​er | \ ˈtrü-pər How to pronounce trooper (audio) \

Definition of trooper

1a(1) : an enlisted cavalryman
(2) : the horse of a cavalryman
c : soldier
2a : a mounted police officer
b : a state police officer

Examples of trooper in a Sentence

a moving Memorial Day service honoring our fallen troopers
Recent Examples on the Web David Camm — a former Indiana State Police trooper who was convicted twice at trial for murdering his wife and two children but acquitted by a third jury — has been paid $4.6 million by the state of Indiana, his attorneys announced last month. Kristine Phillips, The Indianapolis Star, 4 May 2022 But there is no officer or any trooper who will intimidate us. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 3 May 2022 According to statements in the report from police on the scene and body camera footage, Troop G trooper Joshua Jackson commanded Soulemane to get out of the car multiple times. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 20 Apr. 2022 Popping sounds are heard as a trooper fires at Cobb, who falls onto the pavement., 8 Apr. 2022 The Columbia County sheriff and a longtime Oregon State Police trooper have been publicly identified as the law enforcement officers who shot and killed an armed man who opened fire first Thursday at a Scappoose tow yard. oregonlive, 5 Apr. 2022 Sworn state police personnel, not including the 53 trooper trainees, total 895, down from a peak of 1,283 in 2009 under then-Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell. Jesse Leavenworth,, 24 Mar. 2022 An Arkansas State Police trooper arrived and talked with Dunigan, who identified the woman as his wife, 36-year-old Amber Dunigan. Ron Wood, Arkansas Online, 12 Mar. 2022 Tamar Bucci, a police trooper who worked with the Massachusetts State Police, has died. Nicholas Rice,, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of trooper

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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17 May 2022

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“Trooper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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troop·​er | \ ˈtrü-pər How to pronounce trooper (audio) \

Kids Definition of trooper

1 : a soldier in a cavalry unit
2 : a state police officer

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