trooper

[troo-per]
noun
1.
a horse-cavalry soldier.
2.
a mounted police officer; a police officer on horseback.
4.
a cavalry horse.
5.
Chiefly British. a troopship.
Idioms
6.
like a trooper, with great energy, enthusiasm, or display: He swears like a trooper.

Origin:
1630–40; troop + -er1

trooper, trouper.
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trooper (ˈtruːpə)
 
n
1.  a soldier in a cavalry regiment
2.  (US), (Austral) a mounted policeman
3.  (US) a state policeman
4.  a cavalry horse
5.  informal chiefly (Brit) a troopship

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trooper

see swear like a trooper.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
Cushy describes the trooper's dreamed-of easy life there.
The soldiers opened their circle to allow the trooper to crack the captured one
  across the back.
They dress in vintage formalwear instead of storm trooper costumes.
Another driver then slammed into the pulled-over car, instantly killing the
  trooper who was standing next to it.
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