trucker

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *trukere (one who disappoints, a deceiver), from Middle English trukien (to fail, run out, disappoint), equivalent to truck (to fail) +‎ -er. Compare trooker.

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Noun[edit]

trucker (plural truckers)

  1. (pejorative, UK dialectal) One who has done something offensive; a deceitful, dishonest, or disreputable person; a deceiver; a cheat.
  2. (pejorative, UK dialectal, Scotland) A rogue; rascal; miscreant; a ne'er-do-well.
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Adjective[edit]

trucker (comparative more trucker, superlative most trucker)

  1. (pejorative, UK dialectal, Scotland) Dishonest; resulting from or inspired by dishonesty.

Etymology 2[edit]

From truck (a vehicle) +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

trucker (plural truckers)

  1. One who drives a truck.

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Etymology 3[edit]

From truck (to barter, trade) +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

trucker (plural truckers)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) One who trucks or trafficks, by trade of goods; a trafficker.
    No man having ever yet driven a saving bargain with this great trucker for souls. — South.