chapman

[ chap-muh n ]
/ ˈtʃæp mən /

noun, plural chap·men.

British. a peddler.
Archaic. a merchant.

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Origin of chapman

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

OTHER WORDS FROM chapman

chap·man·ship, noun

Definition for chapman (2 of 2)

Chapman
[ chap-muh n ]
/ ˈtʃæp mən /

noun

Frank Mich·ler [mik-ler] /ˈmɪk lər/,1864–1945, U.S. ornithologist, museum curator, and author.
George,1559–1634, English poet, dramatist, and translator.
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British Dictionary definitions for chapman (1 of 2)

chapman
/ (ˈtʃæpmən) /

noun plural -men

archaic a trader, esp an itinerant pedlar

Derived forms of chapman

chapmanship, noun

Word Origin for chapman

Old English cēapman, from cēap buying and selling (see cheap)

British Dictionary definitions for chapman (2 of 2)

Chapman
/ (ˈtʃæpmən) /

noun

George 1559–1634, English dramatist and poet, noted for his translation of Homer
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