An assistant who performs tasks requiring little training, as:
- One who clears brush for loggers.
- A truck driver's assistant.
A person or animal that lives in or close to a swamp.
A person who lives in a swamp.
A person who works at swamping.
(old, informal) A handyman or helper.
(US) A person who lives in a swampy area. [from 18th c.]
(US) A person who clears a road for lumberers in a forest or swamp. [from 19th c.]
(North America, slang) A truck driver's assistant; an assistant to a driver of horses, mules or bullocks. [from 19th c.]
(Australia, slang) A person who travels by foot but has his belongings on a wagon. [from 19th c.]
Other Word Forms
Origin of swamper
- From swamp +"Ž -er.