noun (1)
truck·​er | \ ˈtrə-kər How to pronounce trucker (audio) \

Definition of trucker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person whose business is transporting goods by truck
2 : a truck driver


noun (2)

Definition of trucker (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one that barters
2 Scotland : peddler

First Known Use of trucker

Noun (1)

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trucker

Noun (1)

truck entry 2

Noun (2)

truck entry 3

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The first known use of trucker was in 1536

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Cite this Entry

“Trucker.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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