troup·​er ˈtrü-pər How to pronounce trouper (audio)
: a member of a troupe
especially : actor
: a person who deals with and persists through difficulty or hardship without complaint
you're a real trouper to wait so long

Examples of trouper in a Sentence

She's been a real trouper about the whole thing. had been a well-known Broadway trouper before making his screen debut
Recent Examples on the Web The date of the show, Sept. 12, happens to be Ballerini’s 30th birthday, which shows that the country star is a trouper. Paul Grein, Billboard, 6 Sep. 2023 Chloé Gay Brewer and Casey Long, who perform these roles, are game troupers up for any outlandishness. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2023 Wynonna may come off as the ultimate super trouper, but the documentary reveals chinks in that armor along the way, or at least moments where the singer plainly owns up to not yet having come to terms with her mother’s death. Chris Willman, Variety, 29 Apr. 2023 My wife’s a trouper for going through all that. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Aug. 2021 Lourd was a true trouper in appearing at the Dealmakers event after staying up all night on Monday as his daughter, actor Billie Lourd, gave birth to her second child. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 13 Dec. 2022 Still, Gebbia has been a trouper through all his injury trials. oregonlive, 2 Oct. 2022 Audiobooks are just about all that gets him through the bumper-to-bumper life of a Los Angeles commuter — a new experience for the trouper who's used to riding Metro North trains from his home in Westchester, N.Y. to Manhattan for auditions. Nick Romano,, 21 Sep. 2022 But in the delightful person of Heidi Kettenring, a bona fide Chicago trouper and star, Dolly Levi was most welcome nonetheless. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 16 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of trouper was in 1890

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“Trouper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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