trucker

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English *trukere (one who disappoints, a deceiver), from Middle English trukien (to fail, run out, disappoint), equivalent to truck (to fail) +‎ -er. Compare trooker.

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NounEdit

trucker (plural truckers)

  1. (derogatory, Britain dialectal) One who has done something offensive; a deceitful, dishonest, or disreputable person; a deceiver; a cheat.
  2. (derogatory, Britain dialectal, Scotland) A rogue; rascal; miscreant; a ne'er-do-well.
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AdjectiveEdit

trucker (comparative more trucker, superlative most trucker)

  1. (derogatory, Britain dialectal, Scotland) Dishonest; resulting from or inspired by dishonesty.

Etymology 2Edit

From truck (a vehicle) +‎ -er.

NounEdit

trucker (plural truckers)

  1. One who drives a truck, especially as an occupation.

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Etymology 3Edit

From truck (to barter, trade) +‎ -er.

NounEdit

trucker (plural truckers)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) One who trucks or trafficks, by trade of goods; a trafficker.
    • 1698, Robert South, Twelve Sermons upon Several Subjects and Occasions:
      No man having ever yet driven a saving bargain with this great trucker for souls.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English trucker

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

trucker m (plural truckers, diminutive truckertje n)

  1. trucker: someone who drives a truck for a living.

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