furrier

1
[ fur-ee-er ]
/ ˈfɜr i ər /

noun

a person who buys and sells furs, or one who makes, repairs, or cleans furs and fur garments; a fur dealer or fur dresser.

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Origin of furrier

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1570–80; re-formation, perhaps after clothier, of earlier English, Middle English furrer<Anglo-French; see fur, -er2

Definition for furrier (2 of 2)

furrier2
[ fur-ee-er ]
/ ˈfɜr i ər /

adjective

comparative of furry.
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British Dictionary definitions for furrier

furrier
/ (ˈfʌrɪə) /

noun

a person whose occupation is selling, making, dressing, or repairing fur garments

Word Origin for furrier

C14: furour, from Old French fourrer to trim or line with fur
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