- a horse dealer.
Origin of coper
Also called horse-coper.
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Examples from the Web for coper
As soon as they were aboard, the cutter started, escorting the coper into Grimsby.Chatterbox, 1905.
As they rode away they saw that other boats were proceeding towards the coper.The Lively Poll
I abide here, following the Flower and drinking wine as an Afghan coper should.'Kim
Mr. Coper had other attractions for young and lusty fishermen.The Chequers
He looked up sharply at the owner of the Coper, who stood in front of him, and who of course assented cheerfully to the question.The Young Trawler
- a horse-dealer
C17 (a dealer, chapman): from dialect cope to buy, barter, from Low German; related to Dutch koopen to buy
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