[kur-ee-er, kuhr-]


a person who dresses and colors leather after it is tanned.
a person who curries horses.

Nearby words

  1. curricular,
  2. curriculum,
  3. curriculum vitae,
  4. currie,
  5. curried,
  6. currier and ives,
  7. curriery,
  8. currijong,
  9. currish,
  10. currishly

Origin of currier

1350–1400; curry2 + -er1; replacing Middle English cur(r)iour, cor(r)iour < Anglo-French < Latin coriārius, equivalent to cori(um) leather + -ārius -ary


[kur-ee-er, kuhr-]


Nathaniel,1813–88, U.S. lithographer.Compare Ives(def 4). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for currier



a person who curries leather

Word Origin for currier

C14: from Old French corier, from Latin coriārius a tanner, from corium leather

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Word Origin and History for currier



late 14c., "one who dresses and colors leather," from Old French corier, from Latin coriarius "tanner, currier," from corium "hide, leather, skin" (see corium).

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