Cordwainer definition

kôrdwānər
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A worker in cordwain, a leather from Córdoba.
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A member of the Cordwainers livery company.
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(archaic) A shoemaker, orig. one who worked in cordovan leather.
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Noun

Singular:
cordwainer
Plural:
cordwainers

Origin of cordwainer

  • From Anglo-Norman cordewaner, from Old French cordoan (“(leather) of Cordova”). See also cordovan, a later borrowing directly from Spanish.

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