Trapper Sm "Pelztierjäger" erw. obs. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. trapper, eigentlich "Fallensteller", zu ne. trap "Falle", aus ae. treppe, træppe f., dessen weitere etymologischen Zusammenhänge nicht sicher geklärt sind.
   Ebenso nndl. trapper, ne. trapper, nfrz. trappeur, nnorw. trapper; Attrappe.
Rey-Debove/Gagnon (1988), 1055. englisch e.

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