Main definitions of moss-trooping in English

: moss-trooping1moss-trooping2

moss-trooping1

Pronunciation /ˈmɒsˌtruːpɪŋ/

noun

historical Scottish
  • The occupation or profession of a moss-trooper.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From moss + trooping, after moss-trooper.

Main definitions of moss-trooping in English

: moss-trooping1moss-trooping2

moss-trooping2

Pronunciation /ˈmɒsˌtruːpɪŋ/

adjective

historical Scottish
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a moss-trooper; engaged in the occupation of a moss-trooper.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From moss + trooping, after moss-trooper.