fab·​ri·​cant ˈfa-bri-kənt How to pronounce fabricant (audio)

Word History


borrowed from French fabricant, fabriquant, from present participle of fabriquer "to make, manufacture," going back to Old French fabricher, borrowed from Latin fabricāre, fabricārī "to fashion, shape, construct" — more at fabricate

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fabricant was in 1757

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Cite this Entry

“Fabricant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabricant. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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