- a person who buys and sells furs, or one who makes, repairs, or cleans furs and fur garments; a fur dealer or fur dresser.
Origin of furrier1
- comparative of furry.
Origin of furry
Related Words for furrierfuzzy, shaggy, woolly, bristly, bushy, fleecy, flocculent, hirsute, pilose, pilous, stubbly, whiskered
Examples from the Web for furrier
Historical Examples of furrier
An Italian proverb says: "The furrier gets the skins of more foxes than asses."The Devil's Dictionary
Rasputin, from that day, took a great deal of interest in the furrier's wife.The Minister of Evil
William Le Queux
She's a Miss Gibson, and her father's a furrier in Cheapside.The Martian
George Du Maurier
How I was praised at the furrier's in the wood, when his daughter was betrothed!The Sand-Hills of Jutland
Hans Christian Andersen
And from that day he grew furrier and furrier, and he was the beginning of all cats.The Book of Dragons
- a person whose occupation is selling, making, dressing, or repairing fur garments
Word Origin for furrier
- covered with fur or something furlike
- of, relating to, or resembling fur
- another word for furred (def. 5)
- Also: furred (of the tongue) coated with whitish cellular debris
late 13c., furrere, via Anglo-French, from Old French forreor, from fourrer "to line or trim with fur."