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Trooper or trouper

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  • If someone is a trouper he or she does what needs to be done without complaining or whining. A trouper is also part of a troupe, or a group of people, usually an acting troupe or theatre troupe.

    If someone is a trooper he or she is a soldier at entry level or an officer in the police. In British English it is also a ship used to move troops.

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    Both words come from the French troupe, which carries the same meaning as today.

    Some dictionaries list trooper as a synonym of trouper, however, this seems to be by association and misuse, rather than a valid connection.

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