trooper

noun troop·er \ ˈtrü-pər \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of trooper

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

Examples of trooper in a Sentence

  1. a moving Memorial Day service honoring our fallen troopers

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First Known Use of trooper

1640

in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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TROOPER Defined for English Language Learners

trooper

Definition of trooper for English Language Learners

  • : a low-ranking soldier

  • : a state police officer


TROOPER Defined for Kids

trooper

noun troop·er \ ˈtrü-pər \

Definition of trooper for Students

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


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