fur·​ri·​er | \ ˈfər-ē-ər How to pronounce furrier (audio) , ˈfə-rē- \

Definition of furrier

1 : a fur dealer
2a : one that dresses furs
b : one that makes, repairs, alters, or cleans fur garments

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Recent Examples on the Web His parents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, and his father was a furrier. Louie Estrada, BostonGlobe.com, "Bertram Brown, who led National Institute of Mental Health, dies at 89," 25 May 2020 As an impressionable child, Schreier was introduced to fashion through her father Edward Miller, a furrier at the Detroit outpost of Russeks Department Store, owned by the parents of the photographer Diane Arbus. Vogue, "Eclectic Wonders: Inside the Costume Institute’s New Exhibition, “In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection”," 25 Nov. 2019 Her father, Abraham, was a furrier; her mother, Gertrude (Bernstein) Katz, was a homemaker. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Myrna Katz Frommer, 80, Dies; Oral Historian of Catskills and Brooklyn," 19 Aug. 2019 The 91-year-old furrier has been working with pelts since 1947, and has trained other craftsmen in the trade for over 60 years. Faran Krentcil, Harper's BAZAAR, "Should Fur Be Illegal?," 13 Sep. 2019 Myrna Katz was born March 29, 1939, and grew up in Brooklyn’s Bensonhurst section, a daughter of Gertrude Bernstein, a homemaker, and Abraham Katz, a furrier — both Russian immigrants. Bryan Marquard, BostonGlobe.com, "Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer, authors of baseball books and oral histories, die a week apart at 80 and 83," 14 Aug. 2019 In the early 20th century, furriers discovered the the pelts of Arctic white foxes could be dyed to replicate any natural fur, or even turned colors not found on animals (pink, for instance). David James, Anchorage Daily News, "In the early 20th century, Arctic fox fur was all the rage. The impact in Alaska was immense.," 20 July 2019 His father, Leo, was a furrier, and his mother, Eva (Tzizes) Jaffee, was a fur saleswoman. Neil Genzlinger, BostonGlobe.com, "Michael Jaffee, who cofounded early-music group, dies at 81," 23 June 2019 Sara is preparing her own birthday dinner when a stranger arrives at her door, an American furrier named Mervyn Kant (Matthew Arkin). Margaret Gray, latimes.com, "With 'Sisters Rosensweig,' Wendy Wasserstein's women-centric storytelling returns to the limelight," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of furrier

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furrier

alteration of Middle English furrer, from Anglo-French furrere, from furrer to fur — more at fur

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“Furrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furrier. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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: a person who sells or makes fur clothing

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