What does the word chapman mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A pedler.

Usage examples for chapman

  1. " Troilus and Cressida" is interesting because it establishes the opinion that Chapman was indeed the rival poet whom Shakespeare referred to in the sonnets, and especially because it shows us the poet's mistress painted in a rage of erotic passion so violent that it defeats itself, and the portrait becomes an incredible caricature- that way madness lies. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  2. I've got a great mind to ring Mr. Chapman up and tell him he ought to get you out of here. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  3. Chapman in his dedication of The Shadow of Night to Roydon, in 1594, refers to the movement as then of comparatively recent date. – Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592 by Arthur Acheson
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