drapernoun [ C ]uk /ˈdreɪ.pər/ us /ˈdreɪ.pɚ/ UK old-fashioned
Examples from literature
- A draper, or grocer—any man accustomed to tying parcels securely, in fact—will fashion that knot nine times out of ten.
- Half- choking with wrath and astonishment, he stood over his trembling wife with the first draper's bill he had ever received.
- I would as soon go and bargain with a linen draper about a fathom of calico as go and enquire the price of vegetables while standing between two fat old market women.
- In the shop of a draper a thought struck him.
- The narrator was then an apprentice in a draper's shop.