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capper Syllabification: cap·per
Pronunciation: /ˈkapər/

Definition of capper in English:


North American informal
A more surprising, upsetting, or entertaining event or situation than all others that have gone before: the capper was him accusing her of ripping off his car
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  • The choice of track sequence and final mix was left to others - hardly a definitive capper on Smith's impressive catalog.
  • This meeting will be the capper of a critical stretch for both teams and will be the second game between the two in six days.
  • Nonetheless, it was a swell capper to the evening and a nice capper to my (hang on… one… two…) three days in New York.

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