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[swom-per] /ˈswɒm pər/
Informal. a person who inhabits, works in, or is exceptionally familiar with swamps.
a general assistant or laborer; menial.
a person who trims felled trees into logs at a logging camp or sawmill.
Citizens Band Radio Slang. a motorist or truck driver, especially one using a CB radio.
Origin of swamper
1715-25; swamp + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He followed the swamper and placed the skids on the road.
  • The head swamper planned the direction of the roads, and swampers would cut the trees down as near the ground as they could.
British Dictionary definitions for swamper


  1. a person who lives or works in a swampy region, esp in the southern US
  2. a person who clears a swamp of trees and undergrowth or who clears a path in a forest for transporting logs
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Word Origin and History for swamper

1735, "one who lives in a swampy district," from swamp (n.). Meaning "workman who clears a lumber road through swamp or forest" is 1857, American English; meaning "all-purpose assistant in a restaurant or saloon" is from 1907.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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