scrapper

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Etymology[edit]

scrap +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

scrapper (plural scrappers)

  1. A person who disposes of scraps.
  2. A person who fights doggedly, who exhibits indomitable will.
    He's a real scrapper, even against impossible odds, he always keeps fighting.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      "An old scrapper don't find many openings. Chucker-out at a pub with free drinks. Nothing doing there."

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