Draper definition

drāpər
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A dealer in cloth or clothing and dry goods.
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(brit.) A dealer in cloth and dry goods.
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(person) 1837-82; U.S. astronomer.
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(person) 1811-82; U.S. historian & scientist, born in England: father of Henry.
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One who sells cloths; a dealer in cloths; as, a draper and tailor.
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(obs.) A maker of cloth.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
draper
Plural:
drapers

Origin of draper

  • Middle English weaver or seller of cloth from Old French drapier from drap cloth drape

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

  • From Anglo-Norman draper, from Old French drapier, from drap + -ier

    From Wiktionary