Definition of bootstrapper in US English:

bootstrapper

noun

  • 1A person who relies on their own resources to solve a problem or pursue an undertaking.

    ‘there are the blue bloods, and there are the bootstrappers, who've pulled themselves up from the lower classes’
    1. 1.1 An entrepreneur who starts a business with minimal resources or capital.
      ‘to get employees as a bootstrapper, you're going to have to lean on your friends, family, and colleagues’
  • 2Computing

    ‘the bootstrapper provides several overridable methods to configure and extend the start-up routine’
    another term for bootstrap (sense 2 of the noun)

Pronunciation

bootstrapper

/ˈbutˌstræpər//ˈbo͞otˌstrapər/