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currier

Line breaks: cur|rier
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌrɪə
 
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Definition of currier in English:

noun

A person who curries leather.
Example sentences
  • Leather was softened or beaten by people called curriers, or gurriers.
  • There have always been stealthy curriers of influence who parasitically attach themselves to powerful figures, sucking their life-bloods, and then by association becoming powerful themselves.
  • The upholstery is made by the Italian currier.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French corier, from Latin coriarius, from corium 'leather'.

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