trouper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trouper an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
    • n trouper a person who is reliable and uncomplaining and hard working
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Idioms

Real trouper - A real trouper is someone who will fight for what they believe in and doesn't give up easily. (People often use 'Real trooper' as the two words sound the same.)
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Usage

In literature:

Ain't I told you he's a natural born trouper?
"Merton of the Movies" by Harry Leon Wilson
One of the first things we learn at College is to kid the Troupers.
"People You Know" by George Ade
The woman had been a trouper in the old days of one-night stands.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
His spirits were as buoyant as the craft that bore his troupers.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
But you two worked like real troupers and took all of the bumps as they came.
"Janet Hardy in Radio City" by Ruthe S. Wheeler
You got hold of a play and you went out and hired a bunch of troupers, and they played it for you.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
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In news:

Backstage—a patch of park behind the red curtain—seven Circus Amok troupers sit in front of open suitcases, applying makeup.
Patrick Stewart plays a trouper who is steeped in stagecraft.
UCB trouper gives 'Daily Show' youth boost.
A Young Trouper Who Plays Crazy as Well as Sexy.
'Captain America' a box-office trouper.
But it also spells iron man, trouper and talented bass player.
A Trouper, and Still Cool.
The cast of ' Platoon ': 25 years later, they're still troupers.
Sanibel author Karen Richards enjoys a moment with Trouper, a blind raccoon that is the subject of a recent book by Kyle Miller, while visiting the Island Book Nook.
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