Etymology
Advertisement

trouper (n.)

1890, "actor or performer in a troupe," from troupe (n.) + -er (1). Transferred sense of "reliable, uncomplaining person" [OED] is attested by 1942, American English.

updated on February 18, 2014

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of trouper from WordNet

trouper (n.)
a person who is reliable and uncomplaining and hard working;
trouper (n.)
an actor who travels around the country presenting plays;
Synonyms: barnstormer / playactor / play-actor
From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.