- 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
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Examples from the Web for 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
C14: furour, from Old French fourrer to trim or line with fur
- 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
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Word Origin and History for furrier
late 13c., furrere, via Anglo-French, from Old French forreor, from fourrer "to line or trim with fur."
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