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

Examples of furrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her students have included a physician from Syria, a businesswoman from Japan and a furrier from Poland. Mary Compton, chicagotribune.com, 21 Apr. 2021 His father was a furrier, a trade that didn't interest Rockler. John Ewoldt, Star Tribune, 22 Jan. 2021 Raised by a family in New York City, Nathan was trained as as furrier, but hated it, according to his grandson. Melanie Savage, courant.com, 28 Dec. 2020 His mother was a homemaker from what is now Ukraine, and his father was a furrier and shop owner from Poland. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2020 His father, Benjamin, was a furrier, and his mother, Fannie (Davidson) Cohen, was a homemaker. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 15 Oct. 2020 His father, a furrier, was from Romania, and his mother was from Latvia. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2020 Her immigrant roots — a father who had immigrated from Russia, and who became a furrier. The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Sep. 2020 Ruth Joan Bader was born on March 15, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York, to Nathan and Celia Bader, a furrier and a garment factory worker, respectively, and grew up in a low-income, working-class neighborhood. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, 19 Sep. 2020

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

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8 May 2021

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“Furrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furrier. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of furrier

: a person who sells or makes fur clothing

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