before 900; Middle English; Old English cēapman (cēap buying and selling + man man1); cognate with Dutch koopman, German Kaufmann; see cheap

chapmanship, noun Unabridged


Frank Michler [mik-ler] , 1864–1945, U.S. ornithologist, museum curator, and author.
George, 1559–1634, English poet, dramatist, and translator. Unabridged
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chapman (ˈtʃæpmən)
n , pl -men
archaic a trader, esp an itinerant pedlar
[Old English cēapman, from cēap buying and selling (see cheap)]

Chapman (ˈtʃæpmən)
George 1559--1634, English dramatist and poet, noted for his translation of Homer

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Example sentences for Chapman
This is also the hometown of jessica chapman, the soon to be famous artist.
Chapman was well educated and was a meticulous dresser, suave and urbane.
The word chapman probably comes from the anglosaxon word for barter, buy and sell.
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