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cooper

[ koo-per, koop-er ]
/ ˈku pər, ˈkʊp ər /
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Definition of cooper

noun
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.
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Origin of cooper

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cooper

un·coop·ered, adjectiveun·der·coop·er, noun

Other definitions for cooper (2 of 2)

Cooper
[ koo-per, koop-er ]
/ ˈku pər, ˈkʊp ər /

noun
Anthony Ashley. 1st, 3rd, and 7th Earl of Shaftesbury.
Gary Frank James Cooper, 1901–61, U.S. actor.
Hugh Lincoln, 1865–1937, U.S. hydraulic engineer.
James Fen·i·more [fen-uh-mawr, -mohr], /ˈfɛn əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr/, 1789–1851, U.S. novelist.
Leon N., born 1930, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1972.
Peter, 1791–1883, U.S. inventor, manufacturer, reformer, and philanthropist.
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British Dictionary definitions for cooper (1 of 2)

cooper
/ (ˈkuːpə) /

noun
Also called: hooper a person skilled in making and repairing barrels, casks, etc
verb
(tr) to make or mend (barrels, casks, etc)
(intr) to work as a cooper

Word Origin for cooper

C13: from Middle Dutch cūper or Middle Low German kūper; see coop 1

British Dictionary definitions for cooper (2 of 2)

Cooper
/ (ˈkuːpə) /

noun
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