noun, plural chap·men.
Origin of chapman
Definition for chapman (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for chapman
Chapman tweets nothing but quotes from famous politicians and philosophers on her account.
Lucky for the artist, Chapman continued to turn around to survey the room.O.J., Martha, Jagger, and Manson: Capturing Celebrities in the Dock|Justin Jones|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We felt it was a good way to celebrate our anniversary,” Chapman said.Scout Willis Protests Instagram With Topless Photos; Adriana Lima Allegedly ‘Hooked Up’ With Justin Bieber in Cannes|The Fashion Beast Team|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"When Georgina [Chapman] was younger, her mother had a curiosity box," designer Keren Craig told The Daily Beast.
To date, Carroll has acquired 100,000 letters, and this April the collection was archived by Chapman University.Meet America’s Indiana Jones: Andrew Carroll Searches for Forgotten History Across the U.S.|Nina Strochlic|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dogtown, of which I made mention, was a creation of Chapman's.
I had left Hoskins, Chapman, and Mountjoy in the hands of the enemy.Mosby's War Reminiscences|John Singleton Mosby
There was a Danish chapman who came to our haven at Mundesley, where I live, and told it there to me.A King's Comrade|Charles Whistler
There is another little woman that I want to come up here to the platform, Mrs. Chapman Catt.
Chapman had not failed to notice this little affair of the affections between the young people.
British Dictionary definitions for chapman (1 of 2)
noun plural -men
Word Origin for chapman
British Dictionary definitions for chapman (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for chapman
"peddler, itinerant tradesman," Middle English form of Old English ceapman "tradesman," from West Germanic compound *kaupman- (cf. Old High German choufman, German Kauffman, Middle Dutch and Dutch koopman), formed with equivalents of man (n.) + West Germanic *kaup- (cf. Old Saxon cop, Old Frisian kap "trade, purchase," Middle Dutch coop, Dutch koop "trade, market, bargain," kauf "trader," Old English ceap "barter, business; a purchase"), from Proto-Germanic *kaupoz- (cf. Danish kjøb "purchase, bargain," Old Norse kaup "bargain, pay;" cf. also Old Church Slavonic kupiti "to buy," a Germanic loan-word), probably an early Germanic borrowing from Latin caupo (genitive cauponis) "petty tradesman, huckster," of unknown origin. Cf. also cheap (adj.).