chapman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chapman (plural chapmen)

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

Derived terms[edit]

  • chap, shortened form (16th century)

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chapman (plural chapmans)

  1. packman, pedlar