Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who disposes of scraps.
  • n. A person who fights doggedly, who exhibits indomitable will.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who fights (or is fighting)

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Gunrunner, blackbirder, smuggler, pirate, pearler, or what have you, but always a scrapper from the word go, with a constant hankering to bounce his enormous fists offa somebody's conk.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Waterfront Fists and Others - Robert E. Howard

  • Al was a battler and a brawler and a scrapper from the day he first stepped in as a

    Kroboth, Alan J.

  • Al was a battler and a brawler and a scrapper from the day he first stepped in as a Green

    Kroboth, Alan J.

  • I may try to make her later, although she was a broadsword scrapper and scrappers aren't my favorites ...

    tired me

  • The Nuggets will rally with conviction around Karl, who was known as a scrapper in his playing days and who had surgery for prostate cancer five years ago, but there is grave concern around the league.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • He was a born "scrapper," and never so happy as when annoying others.

    The Chums of Scranton High Hugh Morgan's Uphill Fight

  • I had my rogue set in a preset "scrapper" arrangement and I personally controlled our witch, Morrigan, because I like to micro-manage her crowd control spells.

    Macworld

  • I don't really know what "scrapper" means, but still, he's a scrapper.

    undefined

  • TheMelvin: All right, well how do you personally define "scrapper"? bud_is_wiser: I'm picturing a middle infielder.

    undefined

  • Words like "scrapper" and "grinder" are metaphorical woven baskets into which you place any positive emotion or fantasy you wish.

    undefined

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • I didn't really think that this actually meant someone who fights . I thought it was just another slang word. LOL

    September 27, 2010