chapmen

chapman

[chap-muhn]
noun, plural chapmen.
1.
British. a peddler.
2.
Archaic. a merchant.

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

chapmanship, noun
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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)]
 
'chapmanship
 
n

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

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