chapman

See also: Chapman

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English cēapmann (dealer) (cognate with synonymous German Kaufmann, Middle Low German kopman, Swedish köpman), from cēap (barter, business, dealing) (whence also cheap) and mann (man).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chapman (plural chapmen)

  1. (obsolete) a dealer or merchant, especially an itinerant one

Derived termsEdit

  • chap, shortened form (16th century)

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English cēapmann (dealer) (cognate with synonymous German Kaufmann), from cēap (barter, business, dealing).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chapman (plural chapmans)

  1. packman, pedlar
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