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

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