What does carper mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term carper:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carper, niggler(noun)

    someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way


  1. carper(Noun)

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carper(n.s.)

    A caviller; a censorious man.

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

  2. Origin: from to carp.


  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. Carper(noun)

    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.

Matched Categories


  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

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