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cordwainer

[kawrd-wey-ner] /ˈkɔrd weɪ nər/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a person who makes shoes from cordovan leather.
2.
shoemaker; cobbler.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English cordewaner < Old French cordewan(i)er. See cordwain, -er2
Related forms
cordwainery, noun
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cordwainer

/ˈkɔːdˌweɪnə/
noun
1.
(archaic) a shoemaker or worker in cordovan leather
Derived Forms
cordwainery, noun
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Word Origin and History for cordwainer
n.

"shoemaker, leatherworker," c.1100, from Anglo-French cordewaner, from Old French cordoan "(leather) of Cordova," the town in Spain whose leather was favored by the upper class for shoes. Cf. cordovan, a later borrowing directly from Spanish.

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