Definition of understrapper in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəndərˌstrapər/


informal, dated
An assistant or junior official.
Example sentences
  • Ben, who was Mr Cook's understrapper until yesterday afternoon, marched sombrely down the street.
  • He is an understrapper; a sort of odd-job freelancer for the British intelligence agency, MI5.
  • The English staff administering this territory seldom exceeds more than five or six officials, to carry out whose orders there exist a company of native clerks and a regiment of understrappers.

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Syllabification: un·der·strap·per

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