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Etymology 1[edit]

From coop +‎ -er.


cooper (countable and uncountable, plural coopers)

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  1. A craftsman who makes and repairs barrels and similar wooden vessels such as casks, buckets and tubs.
    • 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, chapter 5, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 57395299:
      They were nearly all whalemen; chief mates, and second mates, and third mates, and sea carpenters, and sea coopers, and sea blacksmiths, and harpooneers, and ship keepers; a brown and brawny company, with bosky beards; an unshorn, shaggy set, all wearing monkey jackets for morning gowns.
  2. (obsolete) A drink of half stout and half porter.


cooper (third-person singular simple present coopers, present participle coopering, simple past and past participle coopered)

  1. (now rare) To make and repair barrels etc.

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Etymology 2[edit]


cooper (plural coopers)

  1. Alternative form of coper (floating grog shop)