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Related to carper: carpe diem
intr.v. carped, carp·ing, carps
To complain or find fault in a petty or disagreeable way: carped about the poor service at the restaurant. See Synonyms at quibble.
[Middle English carpen, from Old Norse karpa, to boast.]
n. pl. carp or carps
1. A freshwater cyprinid fish (Cyprinus carpio) native to Eurasia that is widely bred in ponds for food.
2. Any of various fishes of the family Cyprinidae.
[Middle English carpe, from Old French carpe, from Medieval Latin carpa, of Germanic origin.]
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|Noun||1.||carper - someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way|
critic - someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments
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