Definition of “draper” - English Dictionary

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“draper” in British English

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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. 

(Definition of “draper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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