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loop +‎ -er


  • IPA(key): /ˈluːpə(ɹ)/
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  • Rhymes: -uːpə(ɹ)


looper (plural loopers)

  1. An instrument or tool, such as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn or cord, etc.
  2. A caterpillar that arches its body into a loop in order to bring the back part of the body forward as it walks due to having fewer prologs, including inchworms or measuring worms in the family Geometridae and some species in the family Noctuidae.
  3. A (usually electronic) tool for creating music loops.
  4. (slang) A golf caddy
    • 1981, James Ellroy, Brown's Requiem:
      "There ain't much to tell. I'm the king of the caddies, the greatest fucking looper who ever packed a bag."
    • 1980, Douglas Kenney, Harold Ramis, Brian Doyle-Murray, Caddyshack:
      "Carl Spackler: So I jump ship in Hong Kong and I make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. Angie D’Annunzio: A looper? Carl Spackler: A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock."