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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Synonyms & Antonyms for trouper


actor, impersonator, mummer, player, thesp, thespian



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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

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All of the troupers are assigned to clean a section. Thomas Farragher,, "Big top magic," 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, "Review: Hugh Jackman sings, dances and charms, delivering a grand time at the Hollywood Bowl," 21 July 2019 The Lipizzan horses at Tempel Farms up near the Wisconsin border are troupers of the old school. Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader, "The Tempel Lipizzans show off their mastery of equine ballet," 20 June 2018 Aldrich's direction and dynamite performances from the two old troupers make this film an experience. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Film / History / On Video This Week on Filmstruck: Bette Davis," 2 Mar. 2018 Stockwell is a real trouper in the movie, biting into the role with abandon. John Kelly, Washington Post, "What a howl: Here’s the background story to ‘The Werewolf of Washington’," 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,, "Justin Timberlake is back at the Super Bowl, but what about Janet?," 2 Feb. 2018 Even troupers sometimes need to be put out to pasture. Lisa Armstrong, Harper's BAZAAR, "What Your Clothes Say About You," 8 July 2009 Even the two dogs, Bruiser and Rufus, are real troupers. Punch Shaw,, "‘Legally Blonde’ pleases the court of opinion," 15 May 2017

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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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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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