- Obs. a maker of cloth
- Brit. a dealer in cloth and dry goods
Origin of draperMiddle English from Old French drapier: see drape
- 1837-82; U.S. astronomer
- 1811-82; U.S. historian & scientist, born in England: father of Henry
A dealer in cloth or clothing and dry goods.
Origin of draperMiddle English weaver or seller of cloth from Old French drapier from drap cloth ; see drape .
OriginSee also: drapër
From Anglo-Norman draper, from Old French drapier, from drap + -ier