Definition of potwalloper in US English:

potwalloper

(also pot-walloper)

noun

  • 1= potwaller. Now historical.

  • 2Derogatory. A fool.

  • 3US slang. A cook, especially on a ship; a kitchen worker, a person engaged in menial work.

Origin

Mid 18th century. Alteration of potwaller, after wallop; compare earlier pot-walloner. In sense 2 punningly after pot and wallop.

Pronunciation

potwalloper

/ˈpɒtˌwɒləpə/