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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A cowboy who uses a lasso to catch cattle or horses; A decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game).

Usage examples (37)
  • Porter had been promoted by me to be a sort of "roper".
  • Herdsman and roper of stars, who could not capture
  • I'm not sure who is the roper and who is the ropee.
  • "Yes; what the gamblers call a capper, or roper-in." for more
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