- a dealer in cloth; a retail merchant or clerk who sells piece goods.
- a retail merchant or clerk who sells clothing and dry goods.
Origin of draper
- Henry,1837–82, U.S. astronomer.
- his fatherJohn William,1811–82, U.S. chemist, physiologist, historian, and writer; born in England.
- Ruth,1884–1956, U.S. diseuse and writer of character sketches.
Examples from the Web for draper
There is a “lack of adequate oversight” said Draper, with the Government Accountability Office.
The extent may vary facility to facility,” Draper added, but “these issues are system wide.
“93% of the US currency is already digital, Bitcoin is just a better system for maintaining value and transacting,” says Draper.Should Baby Boomers Invest in Bitcoin?
January 9, 2014
Fans of the AMC hit have seen Megan evolve from an earnest secretary to Mrs. Draper, from struggling actress to soap-opera star.
There was also the paisley mini with nude fishnet tights she wore in “The Crash,” when the Draper home was robbed.
However, after dinner, she again referred to the draper's shop.L'Assommoir
Then a man ran out of the draper's with a roll of oilcloth, and off they went again.Howards End
E. M. Forster
"Stay here until I come back," I ordered and hurried to the draper's.
That draper's shop was not the place for a scene, with a half-dozen clerks to enjoy it.
For a period he carried on business as a draper in Cowcaddens, Glasgow.
- British a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials
- Henry. 1837–82, US astronomer, who contributed to stellar classification and spectroscopy
- his father, John William. 1811–82, US chemist and historian, born in England, made the first photograph of the moon
Word Origin and History for draper
mid-14c. (mid-12c. as a surname), "one who weaves and/or sells cloth," from Anglo-French draper, Old French drapier (13c.) "draper, clothes-seller, clothes-maker," agent noun from drap (see drape (v.)).
- American astronomer who developed methods for photographing celestial objects and phenomena. He became the first to photograph a stellar spectrum (1872) and a nebula (1880).