Chap"man (?), n.; pl. Chapmen (#). [AS. cexa0;pman; cexa0;p trade + man man; akin to D. koopman, Sw. kopman, Dan. kiopmand, G. kaufmann.f. Chap to cheapen, and see Cheap.]
One who buys and sells; a merchant; a buyer or a seller.
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.
A peddler; a hawker.
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