Origin of cooperMiddle English couper from Middle Dutch cuper from Late Latin cuparius from Classical Latin cupa, a cask: see coop
- (born Frank James Cooper) 1901-61; U.S. film actor
- 1789-1851; U.S. novelist
- 1791-1883; U.S. inventor, industrialist, & philanthropist
Origin of cooperMiddle English couper from Middle Dutch kūper from kūpe basket, tub ; see coop .
Heating dampened staves allows a cooper to bend the staves, giving them the curve needed to construct a barrel.
(third-person singular simple present coopers, present participle coopering, simple past and past participle coopered)
- (now rare) To make and repair barrels etc.
coop + -er