kemper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kemp (to contend, struggle, compete) +‎ -er. Compare Middle Low German kemper, Dutch kamper, German Kämpfer, Danish kæmper. Compare also Middle English kempe (kemper; warrior), from Old English cempa (warrior; soldier).

Noun[edit]

kemper (plural kempers)

  1. One who kemps, or strives, for superiority.
  2. (Scotland) One who strives to complete the greatest amount of work.