Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a theatrical company.
  • n. A veteran actor or performer.
  • n. A reliable, uncomplaining, often hard-working person.

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  • n. A member of a theatrical company (a troupe).
  • n. A veteran performer.
  • n. A reliable, hard-working person; usually trooper.

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

  • n. a person who is reliable and uncomplaining and hard working
  • n. an actor who travels around the country presenting plays

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Examples

  • The piece called "the old trouper" is a good example of how smoothly the combination worked.

    Introduction

  • Ahem --- that's "trouper" and I'm sure JEN would never make that slip!

    Defying Gravity

  • The expression is "trouper" as in part of the acting troupe ... not a trooper like part of a battalion ...

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  • She was like that, a real trouper, always ready to make a party truly special.

    The Human Car Wash of Self-Esteem

  • Yet another former "Freaks and Geeks" trouper is turning his recent filmwork to gold -- and green.

    BOX OFFICE: 'Hornet' brings in the green to win weekend at $34M

  • Always the trouper, Candy had recovered and carried on as if all were normal.

    One Billionth of a Lifetime

  • It must have seemed like a strange welcome to a new land, but Cejas proved himself a trouper and just shouted ¡Ole!

    Cejas and the great escape: Dog rescue in Tijuana

  • Three-month-old trouper Georgia Teresa has slept through the night since birth—a boon for Dad, who's in the exhausting midst of previews for the musical comedy "Catch Me If You Can."

    This Time He's Not the Con Man

  • As i n a 2005 London production, he plays Robert, a sententious veteran trouper doing a season of rep with John (T.R. Knight), a promising young colleague.

    Spacecraft to Stage Craft

  • And the addition of Roberto Alagna, who stepped in for an indisposed Marcelo Alvarez at the last minute, only helped matters; Alagna, as he showed in the Met's recent "Don Carlo," is a trouper, and turned in a solid, even ardent performance.

    Broadcast notes

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