understrapper

understrapper

[uhn-der-strap-er]
noun
an underling.

Origin:
1695–1705; under- + strapper

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understrapper (ˈʌndəˌstræpə)
 
n
a less common word for underling
 
[C18: from strap (in the archaic sense: to work hard)]

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