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capper

[kap-er] /ˈkæp ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that caps.
2.
Also called topper. something that completes or adds to what has preceded it:
The capper was that we didn't know each other after all.
3.
Slang. an informer, especially for gamblers.
4.
Slang. a by-bidder at an auction.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400 (for sense “cap maker”); 1580-90 (for def 1); Middle English; see cap1, -er1
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Examples for capper
  • There must be something in us that wants finality, the dramatically satisfying capper to a star's life.
  • While last night's episode didn't match last week's, it was a nicely paced capper to the season's middle arc of episodes.
Slang definitions & phrases for capper

capper

noun
  1. A huckster's or professional gambler's helper, who attracts clients; shill (1750s+)
  2. The climax or end of something (1940s+)
  3. A story, joke, etc, that outdoes another one (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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