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 His father, Martin, a Romanian immigrant, was a furrier and hotelier. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, 16 July 2022 Muriel Elaine Deutsch was born on Aug. 26, 1927, in Chicago, where her father, Lester, was a furrier and her mother, Sylvia (Friedman) Deutsch, was a homemaker who helped with the fur business’s bookkeeping. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2021 Meet Mojo, a Miniature Pinscher rescue, who enjoys greeting customers in the showroom and greeting workers in the back room of a Cleveland furrier, with his co-worker Robert See. cleveland, 18 June 2021 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 See More

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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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19 Jul 2022

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“Furrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furrier. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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