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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carper, nigglernoun

    someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way


  1. carpernoun

    a person who habitually carps, who talks too much and regularly finds fault

  2. Etymology: * From carp#Verb + -er#Etmyology 1

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carpernoun

    A caviller; a censorious man.

    Etymology: from to carp.

    I have not these weeds,
    By putting on the cunning of a carper. William Shakespeare, Timon.


  1. Carper

    Carper is a surname.


  1. carper

    A carper is a person who habitually complains or criticizes, typically about trivial or minor issues. The term originates from the verb 'carp' which means to complain or find fault continually.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carpernoun

    one who carps; a caviler

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Carper is ranked #5773 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Carper surname appeared 6,002 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Carper.

    90.4% or 5,428 total occurrences were White.
    4.4% or 265 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 121 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 118 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 35 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 35 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carper in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of carper in a Sentence

  1. Tom Carper:

    My gut tells me that they believe that Kerri Evelyn Harris is the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and they believe that I'm somehow Tom Carper, they think that New York City is New York City. And I think they're mistaken on all three counts.

  2. Joe Dinkin:

    The Working Families're investing substantially in the race because Tom Carper is operating a version of the Democratic Party that might've passed muster in the 1990s, but it is not the direction progressives want to see right now.

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    a petty misdeed
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