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chapman

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noun chap·man \ˈchap-mən\

Definition of chapman

  1. 1 archaic :  merchant, trader

  2. 2 British :  peddler



Origin of chapman

Middle English, from Old English cēapman, from cēap trade + man — more at cheap


First Known Use: before 12th century


Chapman

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biographical name Chap·man \ˈchap-mən\

Definition of Chapman

  1. Frank Mich*ler play \ˈmi-klər\ 1864–1945 Am. ornithologist




Chapman

biographical name chap·man

Definition of Chapman

  1. George 1559?–1634 Eng. dram. & translator




Chapman

biographical name chap·man

Definition of Chapman

  1. John 1774–1845 Johnny Ap*ple*seed play \ˈa-pəl-ˌsēd\ Am. pioneer




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