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troop·er / ˈtroōpər/ • n. 1. a state police officer. ∎  a mounted police officer. 2. a private soldier in a cavalry, armored, or airborne unit. ∎  a cavalry horse. PHRASES: swear like a trooper swear a great deal.

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trooper a soldier in a troop of cavalry; the term was used in connexion with the Covenanting Army which invaded England in 1640, and was used in the English Army in 1660.
swear like a trooper swear profusely; recorded from the mid 18th century.

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