from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that deals in furs.
  • n. One whose occupation is the dressing, designing, cleaning, or repairing of furs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who sells, makes, repairs, alters, cleans, or otherwise deals in clothing made of fur.
  • adj. comparative form of furry: more furry

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dealer in furs; one who makes or sells fur goods.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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