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scrapper1

[skrap-er] /ˈskræp ər/
noun
1.
a person who removes or does away with scraps.
Origin of scrapper1
1640-1650
1640-50; scrap1 + -er1

scrapper2

[skrap-er] /ˈskræp ər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a fighter or aggressive competitor, especially one always ready or eager for a fight, argument, or contest:
the best lightweight scrapper in boxing; a rugged political scrapper.
Origin
1870-75; scrap2 + -er1
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Word Origin and History for scrapper
n.

"pugilist," 1874, agent noun from scrap (v.2). Later used generally of anyone or anything that tends to put up a fight.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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