Meaning and Origin
What does the name Trooper mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
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User Submitted Meanings
- A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Trooper means "Always going on".
- A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Trooper means "One who endures adversity".
- A soldier in a body of cavalry; a cavalryman; also, the horse of a cavalryman.
- A state police officer; -- also called state trooper.(U. S)
- A mounted policeman.(Australia)
Note: The black troopers of Queensland are a regiment of aboriginal police, employed chiefly for dispersing wild aborigines who encroach on sheep runs.
- A soldier mounted on horseback
- A soldier in a motorized army unit
- A mounted police officer
- A state police officer
From troop + -er, from French troupe. The sense of “one who endures adversity” comes from trouper (“member of an acting troupe”) but through assimilation with the sense of “soldier” has come to be usually spelled “trooper”.
- (military) A soldier of private rank in cavalry or armour. [from 1640]
- Synonyms: cavalryman, horse soldier, crewman, armored soldier, zipperhead (Canadian military slang), Tpr (abbreviation)
- A cavalry horse; charger.
- A soldier.
- (Britain) A troopship.
- (US) A state trooper. [from 1911]
- (Australia) A mounted policeman. [from 1858]
- (figuratively, colloquial) One who endures adversity or hardship with an attitude of stoicism and persistence. [from 1959]
- Synonyms: survivor, tough cookie
- He was a real about taking care of the kids for the weekend.