nounBritish • dated
- A person who sells textile fabrics: as a young man he was employed in a draper’s shopMore example sentences
- He toiled as a Broughton draper, selling cloth to merchants.
- Others, like vintners, mercers, and drapers, dealt in goods brought into the town from more distant parts.
- By 1429 he had accumulated almost £130 in debts owed to fellow townsmen, other Essex men, and several Londoners; among the creditors were two fishmongers, two drapers and two ironmongers.
late Middle English (denoting a maker of woollen cloth): from Old French drapier, from drap 'cloth', from late Latin drappus.
More definitions of draperDefinition of draper in:
- The US English dictionary