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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chapman  \Chap"man\,  n.;  pl  {Chapmen}.  [AS.  ce['a]pman;  ce['a]p 
  trade  +  man  man;  akin  to  D.  koopman  Sw  k["o]pman,  Dan. 
  ki["o]pmand,  G.  kaufmann.f.  {Chap}  to  cheapen,  and  see 
  {Cheap}.] 
  1.  One  who  buys  and  sells;  a  merchant;  a  buyer  or  a  seller. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  A  peddler;  a  hawker. 




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