Meaning of draper in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdreɪpə/

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dated British
  • A person who sells textile fabrics.

    ‘as a young man he was employed in a draper's shop’
    • ‘He toiled as a Broughton draper, selling cloth to merchants.’
    • ‘Others, like vintners, mercers, and drapers, dealt in goods brought into the town from more distant parts.’
    • ‘By 1429 he had accumulated almost £130 in debts owed to fellow townsmen, other Essex men, and several Londoners; among the creditors were two fishmongers, two drapers and two ironmongers.’
    • ‘The drab life of the draper's shop, its trivial incidents, are made interesting and important.’
    • ‘Isaac Barrow's father, Thomas Barrow, was a linen draper by trade.’


Late Middle English (denoting a maker of woollen cloth): from Old French drapier, from drap ‘cloth’, from late Latin drappus.