Chapman

Chap"man

(?), n.;
pl. Chapmen (#).
[AS. cepman; cep trade + man man; akin to D. koopman, Sw. kpman, Dan. kipmand, G. kaufmann.f. Chap to cheapen, and see Cheap.] 1. One who buys and sells; a merchant; a buyer or a seller. [Obs.]
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The word of life is a quick commodity, and ought not, as a drug to be obtruded on those chapmen who are unwilling to buy it.
T. Fuller.
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2. A peddler; a hawker.
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