noun Date: 1775 1. a. an inhabitant of swamps or lowlands b. one familiar with swampy terrain 2. a general assistant ; handyman, helper

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  • swamper — 1735, “one who lives in a swampy district,” from SWAMP (Cf. swamp) (n.). Meaning “workman who clears a lumber road through swamp or forest” is 1857, Amer.Eng.; meaning “all purpose assistant in a restaurant or saloon” is from 1907 …   Etymology dictionary

  • swamper — ☆ swamper [swäm′pər, swôm′pər ] n. 1. a person who lives in a swamp 2. a person who works at swamping: see SWAMP (vt. 5) 3. a handyman or helper …   English World dictionary

  • swamper — ˈswämpə(r), wȯm noun ( s) 1. : an inhabitant of swamps or lowlands or one familiar with swampy terrain a guide, fisherman, expert on plant and animal life, crack shot in short, a real swamper R.E.Smallman 2. a. : one that slashes a path (as for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • swamper — noun /ˈswɒmpə/ a) A person who lives in a swampy area. In the latter part of winter, I hired with a lumberer – camped out, and wrought in the forest as a swamper. b) A person who clears a road for lumberers in a forest or swamp. The Population… …   Wiktionary

  • swamper — n. a truck driver’s helper or assistant. □ This guy and his swamper showed up to deliver the stuff, but neither one of them would touch it. □ He told the swamper to get some coffee for everybody …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • swamper — a large boat load of fish (Newfoundland). Also called sagger …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • swamper — /swom peuhr/, n. 1. Informal. a person who inhabits, works in, or is exceptionally familiar with swamps. 2. a general assistant or laborer; menial. 3. a person who trims felled trees into logs at a logging camp or sawmill. 4. CB Slang. a motorist …   Universalium

  • swamper — swamp·er …   English syllables

  • swamper — /ˈswɒmpə/ (say swompuh) noun 1. a person who is swamping. 2. US a person who clears a path for hauling logs. 3. US a person employed to do odd jobs; assistant. 4. US a muleteer s assistant. {swamp1 + er1; originally US: one familiar with swampy… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cat swamper — noun : one that clears logging trails for tractors …   Useful english dictionary

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