American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that deals in furs.
- n. One whose occupation is the dressing, designing, cleaning, or repairing of furs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dealer in or a dresser of furs; one who makes or sells articles of wearing-apparel, etc., made of fur.
- n. A person who sells, makes, repairs, alters, cleans, or otherwise deals in clothing made of fur.
- adj. comparative form of furry: more furry
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dealer in furs; one who makes or sells fur goods.
- n. someone whose occupation is making or repairing fur garments
- Alteration (influenced by clothier) of Middle English furrer, from Anglo-Norman furrere, from Old French forrer, to line with fur; see fur. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And they called the furrier that supplied these coats to the vendor, the store, and they were informed that rather typically, a good coat of that sort -- mink coat, that the name and address would be inside the label dealing with theft and matters of -- and they opened it up and there it was.”
“Ian Hecht at Marturia. net fires one of the first Terra Insegura reviews into the the blogosphere, and though he has some quibbles (not to be confused with tribbles – although both can multiply rapidly on occasion, tribbles are furrier), in general, he likes it.”
“I think all of Debbie's legs are fabulous," the furrier Dennis Basso popped by to say.”
“He became a furrier and died in Allentown, Pennsylvania.”
“Photos: Triangle Fire: Tracing a Tragedy Hulton Archive/Getty Images The building that became the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire was completed in 1901 at 23-29 Washington Place for furrier and real-estate investor Joseph J. Asch .”
“Perlman, who is still pretty spry, has been fishing out of Sheepshead Bay ever since 1945, when an aging furrier named Schlotzberg took him out on the water.”
“He also realized that he would need to be softer and furrier in general for the idea to really work.”
“For 25 years, the march has crawled down the Magnificent Mile, stopping at every furrier along the way.”
“Evans, the world's largest furrier who anchored the State street shopping corridor since the Great Depression went out of business in 1999 citing "anti-fur activism that focused on convincing the American and European public that wearing any kind of fur was cruel and malicious to the animal it was taken from.”
“A lot of these fashion characters, or characters in general, are hard to get access to, but fortunately a friend of mine knew this furrier, of all things, who was best friends with Liza.”
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