1An actor or other entertainer, typically one with long experience.
- The Thai performers are experienced troupers who know how to lip-sync to Chinese songs and they would go downstage to mingle with the audience, such as sitting down on the laps of the male audience members.
- Like an old trouper who cannot resist the limelight, he flounced out of a special parade of champions, saying he could not support sport as long as there were drug cover-ups going on.
- In this photograph, Kerry bears an odd resemblance to an ageing Beach Boy, another old trouper who promises good vibrations.
1.1A reliable and uncomplaining person: a real trouper, Ma concealed her troubles
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- Denise, who is playing the wicked queen, said: ‘I take my crown off to her she is a real trouper.’
- Bridget says that her son is a real trouper, but his success, she hopes, will reassure any parent whose child is diagnosed as a diabetic.
- I'd recommend it to novice gardeners because it is a real trouper of a plant.
Words that rhyme with trouperblooper, cooper, Cowper, duper, grouper, Hooper, looper, pea-souper, pupa, scooper, snooper, stupa, stupor, super, trooper, whooper
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