un·​der·​strap·​per ˈən-dər-ˌstra-pər How to pronounce understrapper (audio)
: a petty agent or subordinate : underling

Word History


under entry 3 + strapper one who harnesses horses

First Known Use

circa 1704, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of understrapper was circa 1704

Dictionary Entries Near understrapper

Cite this Entry

“Understrapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/understrapper. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!