Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of coper in English:
- On the commons and in the fields outside the town, wandering folk of all descriptions - gypsies, ‘hawkers, tinkers, fortune-tellers, horse-copers, and ragamuffins - took up their abode.
- The working lives of late 19 th- and early 20 th-century shoemakers, horse-copers, lace-makers and milliners are resurrected for us.
- They were a queer folk, silent and self-contained, and keeping very much to themselves - odd-tempered at times - decent on the whole, for they never produced a drunkard - wonderful horse-breakers and horse-copers and dog - trainers and poachers - relics of an earlier England.
Mid 16th century: from Middle English cope 'buy', from Dutch, Low German kōpen; related to German kaufen, also to cheap.
Words that rhyme with coperdoper, eloper, Europa, groper, hoper, L-dopa, moper, no-hoper, opah, toper
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