scrapper

1 [skrap-er]
noun
a person who removes or does away with scraps.

Origin:
1640–50; scrap1 + -er1

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scrapper

2 [skrap-er]
noun Informal.
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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Example sentences
In order to win, we're going to need a real scrapper.
Coming from a renowned political scrapper, this sounded rather desperate.
Scrapper shall verify compliance with vehicle inspection requirements specified
  in this subdivision.
The scrapper operator attempted to give aid to the decedent.
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