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chapman

[chap-muh n] /ˈtʃæp mən/
noun, plural chapmen.
1.
British. a peddler.
2.
Archaic. a merchant.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English cēapman (cēap buying and selling + man man1); cognate with Dutch koopman, German Kaufmann; see cheap
Related forms
chapmanship, noun

Chapman

[chap-muh n] /ˈtʃæp mən/
noun
1.
Frank Michler
[mik-ler] /ˈmɪk lər/ (Show IPA),
1864–1945, U.S. ornithologist, museum curator, and author.
2.
George, 1559–1634, English poet, dramatist, and translator.
3.
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Examples 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.
British Dictionary definitions for chapman

chapman

/ˈtʃæpmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(archaic) a trader, esp an itinerant pedlar
Derived Forms
chapmanship, noun
Word Origin
Old English cēapman, from cēap buying and selling (see cheap)

Chapman

/ˈtʃæpmən/
noun
1.
George 1559–1634, English dramatist and poet, noted for his translation of Homer
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