understrapper

noun
un·​der·​strap·​per | \ ˈən-dər-ˌstra-pər How to pronounce understrapper (audio) \

Definition of understrapper

: a petty agent or subordinate : underling

First Known Use of understrapper

circa 1704, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for understrapper

under entry 3 + strapper one who harnesses horses

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The first known use of understrapper was circa 1704

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“Understrapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/understrapper. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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