• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Groper One who gropes; one who feels his way in the dark, or searches by feeling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n groper One who gropes; one who feels his way, as in the dark, or searches tentatively.
    • n groper Same as grouper.
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In literature:

But gropers both through fields of thought confined We stumble and we do not understand.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
There were, he said, some five or six kinds, but they were all of the groper family.
"By Rock and Pool on an Austral Shore, and Other Stories" by Louis Becke
He was continually surrounded at his work by a school of gropers, averaging a foot in length.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various
Go forth, thou groper after vainglory, kennel with the swine!
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
You see, that's what we gropers after the light are trying to make possible.
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
My first groper was an exciting experience.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
They call him pilker, scrod, groper, etc.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
Gull-catcher, applied to sharpers, 120; groper, 120.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Do I consort with gull-gropers?
"A Gentleman Player" by Robert Neilson Stephens
It is true that he was counselled by Groper, with whom we became acquainted at the Diet of Ratisbon.
"The Life of Philip Melanchthon" by Karl Friedrich Ledderhose

In poetry:

But though I toss a hearty pot,
Kind stranger, do not think I'm not
For Truth a groper . . .
Another? Thanks, I won't refuse,
I am a tippler, if you choose,
But not a toper.
"Dram-Shop Ditty" by Robert W Service
But I found no enemy,
No man in a world of wrong,
That Christ’s word of charity
Did not render clean and strong—
Who was I to judge my kind,
Blindest groper of the blind?
"Wishes For My Son, Born On Saint Cecilia’s Day, 1912" by Thomas MacDonagh

In news:

Serial groper on loose in Jackson Heights.
A serial groper is on the loose in Jackson Heights, according to authorities.
An off-duty transit cop shot and wounded an accused subway groper after a violent struggle on a Harlem platform yesterday, police said.
6 Train groper nabbed by vic's cell cam to face justice.
The NYPD says Froylan Andrade, 39, of Queens is the subway groper captured.
When our newest writer, Andrea Belec, told me she was a bit of a groper .
Goldsboro police search for groper on store tape.
Courtesy image) A Tuesday morning attack on a woman in the Burke area might be the twelfth one committed by a serial groper, Fairfax County police said.
The Springfield groper may have struck again, police say.
Fairfax County's serial groper may have struck again Thursday morning in Springfield, Va.
Just two days after the Springfield groper struck for what would be the 12th time, another possible sexual assault was reported to authorities Thursday morning, police say.
Courtesy image) An attack on a woman in Springfield this morning may be the 13th linked to a serial groper, Fairfax County police said.
Dupont Circle bicycle groper committed a crime, not a misdemeanor .
Undercover cops spotted Denver serial groper suspect washing car with telltale orange rag .
Fairfax Police believe the serial groper has struck again.