Chapman meaning

chăpmən
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(chiefly british) A peddler.
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(archaic) A dealer or merchant.
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(archaic) A trader or peddler.
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(person) 1559?-1634; Eng. poet, playwright, & translator of Homer.
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(obsolete) A dealer or merchant, especially an itinerant one.
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Origin of chapman

  • Middle English from Old English cēapman cēap trade cheap man, mann man man

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English cēapmann (“dealer”) (cognate with synonymous German Kaufmann, Middle Low German kopman, Swedish köpman), from cēap (“barter, business, dealing”) (whence also cheap) and mann (“man”).

    From Wiktionary