Definition of understrapper in English:


Syllabification: un·der·strap·per
Pronunciation: /ˈəndərˌstrapər


informal dated
  • An assistant or junior official.
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    • 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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