swamper

(redirected from Swamp Yankee)
Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

swamp·er

 (swŏm′pər, swôm′-)
n.
1. A person or animal that lives in or close to a swamp.
2. An assistant who performs tasks requiring little training, as:
a. One who clears brush for loggers.
b. A truck driver's assistant.

swamper

(ˈswɒmpə)
n
1. (Peoples) a person who lives or works in a swampy region, esp in the southern US
2. (Forestry) a person who clears a swamp of trees and undergrowth or who clears a path in a forest for transporting logs
References in periodicals archive ?
One of the last of the swamp Yankee storytellers, Brown's succinct tales breathes new life into the now long gone day-to-day world of Pilgrim descendants at the turn of the twentieth century.
The author zips things up further with fun quotes, interviews, and personal memories of many summers spent with her "Swamp Yankee" relatives at the Massachusetts shore.
I was raised a good Democrat-in Connecticut, if you didn't live up on the hill and your family didn't arrive on the Mayflower, you were a Swamp Yankee and you started selling tickets to the Jefferson-Jackson Day Donkey Dance before you knew how to dance.