American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who lives in or close to a swamp.
- n. One who clears a swamp or forest.
- n. A helper, as in a restaurant.
- n. A truck driver's assistant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One engaged in breaking out roads for lumberers, or clearing away underbrush, especially in swamps; one who cuts trees in a swamp.
- From swamp + -er. (Wiktionary)
“As a "swamper" -- one who loads heavy crates of grapes for hours at a time -- Carrillo was paid according to how much product he was able to move in a day, not how many hours he worked.”
“Mr. Harshaw is the "swamper," because he makes himself useful doing things my lord doesn't like to do.”
“Carrillo's position as a "swamper" is a particularly demanding job, and one made harder by the fact that he was paid according to how many crates he loaded in a day.”
“I remember a story about a Louisiana boy that got his 4x4 "swamper" stuck in the bayou.”
“swamper" sits anywhere on the lumps and bumps which our baggage makes, covered by the canvas wagon-sheet.”
“Johnny Heinold, "boss barkeeper, cash-register and swamper" of the First-and-Last Chance Saloon recalls the exploits of a noted California author.”
“President Obama's stimulus is doing just that, so the majority answered the survey wrong. swamper”
“I sit here, all the doors and windows closed, the stereo up, the swamper rattling futilely overhead as it sucks in sulfurous smoke, wishing to drown out the noise that so delights others.”
“Squire Bob got this swamper when he bought his property off the 6th line.”
“Each wagon would be manned by a driver and a swamper, the driver wielding a whip, the swamper hurling stones at the mules to keep them moving.”
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