Definition of draper in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdreɪpə


British dated
A person who sells textile fabrics: as a young man he was employed in a draper’s shop
More 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.

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