fur·​ri·​er ˈfər-ē-ər How to pronounce furrier (audio)
: a fur dealer
: one that dresses furs
: one that makes, repairs, alters, or cleans fur garments

Examples of furrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His parents were Jewish immigrants from Austria — his father was a furrier, his mother a homemaker — and his younger brother, Lawrence, followed him into academia, founding the American studies department at Brandeis University. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2023 The organization, which is now a charity that works with schools and housing shelters, has its roots in the medieval trade guild of furriers and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1327. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 4 May 2023 His father was a furrier. Don R. Hecker, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2023 Other longtime furriers include Silver Fox Furs and Wolverine Furs. Lauryn Azu, Chicago Tribune, 28 Mar. 2023 His father, Joseph, worked as a welder for the Singer sewing machine company, and his mother, Louise, sewed for a furrier. Nate Chinen, New York Times, 2 Mar. 2023 The collection was a tribute to her Greek-American maternal grandparents, who both worked in the Garment District and later owned a furrier shop on Long Island. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Feb. 2023 Only Bowie appears on the airbushed cover, which depicts him holding a guitar with one leg cocked high outside what looks like a theater but was actually the K. West furrier. Jem Aswad, Variety, 16 June 2022 In Argentina, a furrier who had served as honorary consul became one of the most notable spies in South America. Debbie Cenziper, ProPublica, 30 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of furrier was in the 14th century

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“Furrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furrier. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


fur·​ri·​er ˈfər-ē-ər How to pronounce furrier (audio)
: a person who deals in furs

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