Definition of moss-trooping in US English:

moss-trooping

noun

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

adjective

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

Origin

Mid 17th century. From moss + trooping, after moss-trooper<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From moss + trooping, after moss-trooper.

Pronunciation

moss-trooping

/ˈmɒsˌtruːpɪŋ/