American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A peddler.
- n. Archaic A dealer or merchant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A merchant; a trader; a dealer.
- n. An itinerant merchant; a peddler.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete One who buys and sells; a merchant; a buyer or a seller.
- n. A peddler; a hawker.
- n. United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)
- n. archaic term for an itinerant peddler
- From Old English cēapmann ("dealer") (cognate with synonymous German Kaufmann, Middle Low German kopman, Swedish köpman), from cēap ("barter, business, dealing") (whence also cheap) and mann ("man"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English cēapman : cēap, trade; see cheap + man, mann, man; see man. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Saxon word chapman means a chapman, marketman, merchant, monger or cheapner.”
“The "chapman" of the town was the step-father of Cole, the Oxford proctor: to this person, whose name was Master Wilkyns, the proctor had written a special letter, in addition to the commissary's circular; and the family connection acting as”
“VOTE JOE SESTAK ... the real Democrat in the race sonny chapman”
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“The current bunch of republican fools are completely delusional. sonny chapman”
“It's an interesting comment on his career as a whole. sonny chapman”
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