Un coopered


[koo-per, koop-er]
a person who makes or repairs casks, barrels, etc.
verb (used with object)
to make or repair (casks, barrels, etc.).
to furnish or fix (usually followed by up ).
verb (used without object)
to work as a cooper.

1350–1400; Middle English couper < Middle Low German kūper or Middle Dutch cūper < Medieval Latin cūpārius (Latin cūp(a) cask, vat + -ārius -ary)

uncoopered, adjective
undercooper, noun
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cooper (ˈkuːpə)
1.  Also called: hooper a person skilled in making and repairing barrels, casks, etc
2.  (tr) to make or mend (barrels, casks, etc)
3.  (intr) to work as a cooper
[C13: from Middle Dutch cūper or Middle Low German kūper; see coop1]

Cooper (ˈkuːpə)
1.  Anthony Ashley. See (Earl of) Shaftesbury
2.  Cary (Lynn). born 1940, British psychologist, noted for his studies of behaviour at work and the causes and treatment of stress
3.  Gary, real name Frank James Cooper. 1901--61, US film actor; his many films include Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952), for both of which he won Oscars
4.  Sir Henry. born 1934, British boxer; European heavyweight champion (1964; 1968--71)
5.  James Fenimore 1789--1851, US novelist, noted for his stories of American Indians, esp The Last of the Mohicans (1826)
6.  Leon Neil. born 1930, US physicist, noted for his work on the theory of superconductivity. He shared the Nobel prize for physics 1972
7.  Samuel 1609--72, English miniaturist

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Word Origin & History

"craftsman who makes wooden vessels," attested from 1176 as a surname, either from O.E. (unattested) or from a Low Ger. source akin to M.Du. cuper, E.Fris. kuper, from Low Ger. kupe (Ger. Kufe) "cask," cognate with M.L. cupa (see coop).
"A dry cooper makes casks, etc., to hold dry goods, a wet cooper those to contain liquids, a white cooper pails, tubs, and the like for domestic or dairy use." [OED]
The surname Cowper (pronounced "cooper") preserves a 15c. spelling.
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