chapman

noun
chap·​man | \ ˈchap-mən How to pronounce chapman (audio) \

Definition of chapman

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 archaic : merchant, trader
2 British : peddler

Chapman

biographical name (1)
Chap·​man | \ ˈchap-mən How to pronounce Chapman (audio) \

Definition of Chapman (Entry 2 of 4)

Frank Mich*ler \ ˈmi-​klər How to pronounce Chapman (audio) \ 1864–1945 American ornithologist

Chapman

biographical name (2)

Definition of Chapman (Entry 3 of 4)

George 1559?–1634 English dramatist and translator

Chapman

biographical name (3)

Definition of Chapman (Entry 4 of 4)

John 1774–1845 Johnny Appleseed \ ˈa-​pəl-​ˌsēd How to pronounce Chapman (audio) \ American pioneer

First Known Use of chapman

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chapman

Noun

Middle English, from Old English cēapman, from cēap trade + man — more at cheap entry 3

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“Chapman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chapman. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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