Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who gripes
  • n. An oppressor or extortioner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. One who gripes; an oppressor; an extortioner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which gripes; an extortioner.
  • n. A Thames collier or coal-barge.

Etymologies

to gripe + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After the damage wrought by recent storms -- especially to our electrical grid -- griper Richard Bellin was wondering why no one has dealt with a tree in his NW neighborhood that is nearly touching a power line, even though, he says, he and his neighbors have tried to get someone to cut it down for several years.

    Neighbor: Tree is going to take out a power line

  • You know it's bad when a griper resorts to all caps to describe a problem.

    Pothole cluster patched

  • The right, northbound lane of Old Georgetown Rd. at Wilson Rd. in Bethesda has what griper Ryan called a "nasty, chronic" pothole.

    Bethesda pothole defies fixing

  • "It is near to impossible to see small sports cars, a bicyclist, and motorcycles," the griper wrote.

    Driver: Shrubbery makes Arlington turn blind

  • A griper reported the shrubbery in the median of 15th St. blocks the view of people making a left turn onto South Joyce.

    Driver: Shrubbery makes Arlington turn blind

  • See the pictures on the jump for even more gripping views of the problems the griper says exist at this traffic circle.

    Residents: Traffic circle is a hazard

  • Problem: A griper named Nick reported rats in the alley between Lamont and Kilbourn streets in Mount Pleasant.

    More rats in more places

  • This week we have to give the D.C. Department of Public Works credit for fixing not one -- but two -- separate messes in Northeast D.C. In early July, griper Sylvia Brown reported an overgrown lot at the corner of Eastern Ave. and Meade St. It was full of rats and the four-to-five foot tall weeds were beginning to push into a nearby bus stop.

    Making D.C. cleaner one public space at a time

  • A griper named 10th St. resident reported the alley had become "a dumping ground" with assorted trash strewn around including bicycle tires, furniture, flourescent light tubes, empty beer bottles and much more.

    Making D.C. cleaner one public space at a time

  • A griper has a simple question: How come there are no trash cans on the playgrounds behind Westland Middle School in Bethesda, where there are ball fields and tennis courts?

    No trash cans available

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