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cooper

1cooper

noun coo·per \ˈkü-pər, ˈk-\

: a person who makes or repairs wooden casks or barrels

Full Definition of COOPER

:  one that makes or repairs wooden casks or tubs

Origin of COOPER

Middle English couper, cowper, from Middle Dutch cūper (from cūpe cask) or Middle Low German kūper, from kūpe cask; Middle Dutch cūpe & Middle Low German kūpe, from Latin cupa; akin to Greek kypellon cup — more at hive
First Known Use: 14th century

2cooper

verb
coo·peredcoo·per·ing \ˈkü-p(ə-)riŋ, ˈk-\

Definition of COOPER

transitive verb
:  to work as a cooper on
intransitive verb
:  to work at or do coopering

First Known Use of COOPER

1720

Cooper

biographical name

Definition of COOPER

Anthony Ashley — see shaftesbury

Cooper

biographical name Coo·per \ˈkü-pər, ˈk-\

Definition of COOPER

James Fen*i*more \ˈfen-ə-ˌmr\ 1789–1851 Am. nov.

Cooper

biographical name

Definition of COOPER

Leon Neil 1930– Am. physicist

Cooper

biographical name

Definition of COOPER

Peter 1791–1883 Am. manufacturer & philanthropist

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