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carper

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carper (plural carpers)

  1. a person who habitually carps, who talks too much and regularly finds fault
    • 1605–1608: By putting on the cunning of a carper — William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, 1605–1608
    • 1678: Come, let my carper to his life now look, / And find there darker lines than in my book — John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress, 1678
    • 1909–1914:He censures everything, this zealous carper. — Curtis Hidden Page's translation of Tartuffe or the Hypocrite by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere, 1909–1914

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