dropper

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From drop +‎ -er.

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NounEdit

dropper (plural droppers)

  1. A utensil for dispensing a single drop of liquid at a time.
    • 1964, Heroin (song) by The Velvet Underground (band)
      'Cause when the blood begins to flow
      When it shoots up the dropper's neck
  2. One who drops something, especially one who drops a specific item to cause mischief.
    The dropper left the suitcase with the bomb next to the garbage can.
    • 1975, Alison M. Abel, Popular party games (page 11)
      The child with the letter runs around the outside of the ring, repeating the words over and over again, and at one point drops the letter behind one of the players, who must pick it up and chase the dropper.
  3. (computing) A software component designed to install malware on a target system.
  4. (fishing) A fly that drops from the leaden above the bob or end fly.
  5. (mining) A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode.
  6. A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game.
  7. (slang) A person who uses fraudulent cheques.
    • 1969, Criminologist (issue 11, page 123)
      Thus an American police chief discussing the 'cheque-droppers', then peculiar to his side of the Atlantic, who were taking a toll estimated at [] Over the years, forgery has tended to be an amateur operation — a crime of opportunity.
    • 1973, Arthur J. La Bern, Noël C. Browne, Haigh: the mind of a murderer (page 39)
      [] 'dropper' — the person who presents the cheque at the bank or elsewhere — who takes the risk. [] On the other hand, 'kite droppers' usually work in teams.

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EtymologyEdit

From English drop + -er (verbal infinitive suffix).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dʁɔ.pe/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

dropper

  1. (transitive, golf) to drop (a golf ball in a position other than it has landed)
  2. (transitive, colloquial) to drop (to forget, cease talking about)

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VerbEdit

dropper

  1. present tense of droppe