troup·​er | \ ˈtrü-pər How to pronounce trouper (audio) \

Definition of trouper

1 : a member of a troupe especially : actor
2 : a person who deals with and persists through difficulty or hardship without complaint you're a real trouper to wait so long

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  • nonactor
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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 On Dutton's arrival: Lauren: Chris was such a trouper. Sarah Michaud,, 23 June 2021 He was bitten by the circus bug 10 years ago when the circus arrived in Waltham and three troupers stayed with his family. Thomas Farragher,, 29 July 2019 All of the troupers are assigned to clean a section. Thomas Farragher,, 29 July 2019 The two sides of his performing identity — movie star and musical trouper — came together in a homage to movie musicals. Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2019 The Lipizzan horses at Tempel Farms up near the Wisconsin border are troupers of the old school. Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader, 20 June 2018 Aldrich's direction and dynamite performances from the two old troupers make this film an experience. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, 2 Mar. 2018 Stockwell is a real trouper in the movie, biting into the role with abandon. John Kelly, Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2018 Timberlake is a trouper; there's little doubt that his dance moves will be perfect and his small but supple voice will stay suave all the way through his 12 minutes. The New York Times,, 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of trouper

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trouper was in 1890

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“Trouper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of trouper

: an actor or other performer who is very experienced and reliable
: someone who works very hard, is very reliable, and does not complain when there are problems

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