American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Draper, Henry 1837-1882. American astronomer who developed methods for photographing the heavens and was the first to photograph a stellar spectrum (1872) and a nebula (1880).
- n. An occupational surname.
“The central part of leg irons thesis is that if the Righteous keep telling people they are racist at every turn, you degrade the term Draper being a typical example, when intellectually outgunned, he uses the term immediately, so it happens on an hourly basis, the thread runs that somebody is told enough times they are racist why not vote actually BNP.”
“Jensen, the owner of a pre-school in Draper, said he hasn't decided whom he's voting for at the convention, but he knows whom he is voting against.”
“Except for an early scene in which she turns to a 9-year-old neighbor for validation, Betty Draper is uncommonly self-assured.”
“Sharon Draper is a two-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author, most recently for Copper Sun, and previously for Forged by Fire.”
“Don Draper is also consistently true to the past the writers have established for him.”
“She doesn't really have a specific idea, but wisely reminds Don Draper what being Don Draper is supposed to be all about.”
“If there's one thing we've learned in nearly four seasons of Mad Men, it's that Don Draper is a survivor.”
“Her boss still wants to be in the tobacco business, and Don Draper is now suddenly one of the biggest enemies of the biz.”
“Because, when it comes down to it, Don Draper is just a dispicable human being.”
“Jon Hamm, the actor who plays Draper, is at Sundance right now, to promote "Howl.”
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English surnames based upon an occupation. As one would expect, many of the occupations that lent themselves to these surnames no longer exist, and variant spellings abound.
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