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draper

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noun drap·er \ˈdrā-pər\

Definition of draper

chiefly British

  1. :  a dealer in cloth and sometimes also in clothing and dry goods



Origin of draper

Middle English, weaver, clothier, from Anglo-French draper, from drap cloth — more at drab


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with draper


Draper

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biographical name Dra·per \ˈdrā-pər\

Definition of Draper

  1. Henry 1837–1882 Am. astron.




Draper

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geographical name Dra·per \ˈdrā-pər\

Definition of Draper

  1. city N cen Utah S of Salt Lake City pop 42,274




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