noun Date: 1890 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • trouper — (n.) 1890, actor or performer in a troupe, agent noun from TROUPE (Cf. troupe). Transferred sense of reliable, uncomplaining person [OED] is attested by 1942, American English …   Etymology dictionary

  • trouper — *actor, player, performer, mummer, mime, mimic, thespian, impersonator …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • trouper — ► NOUN 1) an actor or other entertainer with long experience. 2) a reliable and uncomplaining person …   English terms dictionary

  • trouper — ☆ trouper [tro͞o′per ] n. 1. a member of a troupe 2. an experienced, dependable actor 3. Informal a person who is steady, dedicated, dependable, etc., esp. during trying times …   English World dictionary

  • trouper — UK [ˈtruːpə(r)] / US [ˈtrupər] noun [countable] Word forms trouper : singular trouper plural troupers 1) a performer in a troupe, especially one who has a lot of experience 2) humorous someone who you can always depend on or who never complains… …   English dictionary

  • trouper — troup|er [ trupər ] noun count 1. ) a performer in a troupe, especially one who has a lot of experience 2. ) HUMOROUS someone you can always depend on or who never complains: a real trouper: Thanks for finishing that for me you re a real trouper! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trouper — [[t]tru͟ːpə(r)[/t]] troupers N COUNT You can refer to an actor or other performer as a trouper, especially when you want to suggest that they have a lot of experience and can deal with difficult situations in a professional way. Like the old… …   English dictionary

  • trouper — /trooh peuhr/, n. 1. an actor, esp. a member of a touring company. 2. a veteran actor. 3. a loyal, dependable worker or participant in an undertaking: He s a real trouper, even when the going is rough. [1885 90, Amer.; TROUPE + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • trouper — noun a) A member of a theatrical company (a troupe). b) A veteran performer …   Wiktionary

  • trouper — Synonyms and related words: Roscius, actor, actress, antagonist, artiste, bad guy, barnstormer, character, character actor, character man, character woman, child actor, diseur, diseuse, dramatizer, entertainer, feeder, foil, heavy, histrio,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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