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1. Chiefly British A peddler.
2. Archaic A dealer or merchant.
[Middle English, from Old English cēapman : cēap, trade; see cheap + man, mann, man; see man.]
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n, pl -men
(Historical Terms) archaic a trader, esp an itinerant pedlar
[Old English cēapman, from cēap buying and selling (see cheap)]
(Biography) George 1559–1634, English dramatist and poet, noted for his translation of Homer
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n., pl. -men.
1. Brit. peddler (def. 1).
2. Archaic. merchant.
[before 900; cēapman (cēap trading); see cheap]
1. George, 1559–1634, English poet, playwright, and translator.
2. John, Appleseed, Johnny.
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|Noun||1.||Chapman - United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)|
|2.||chapman - archaic term for an itinerant peddler|
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