horse coper
noun Date: 1614 British coper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • horse coper — noun Britain : a horse dealer; especially : a dishonest one a timber buyer was thought to hold the same kind of reputation as a horse coper F.D.Smith & Barbara Wilcox …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse-coper — /hawrs koh peuhr/, n. Brit. coper. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • horse-coper — noun archaic a person who deals in horses. Origin coper (C17) from obs. cope exchange or bargain , from MDu., Mid. Low Ger. kōpen …   English new terms dictionary

  • horse-coper — /hawrs koh peuhr/, n. Brit. coper. [1675 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse-couper — horseˈ coper or (Scot) horseˈ couper / kow or koo / or horseˈ dealer noun A person who deals in horses • • • Main Entry: ↑horse …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse-dealer — horseˈ coper or (Scot) horseˈ couper / kow or koo / or horseˈ dealer noun A person who deals in horses • • • Main Entry: ↑horse …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse — n. & v. n. 1 a a solid hoofed plant eating quadruped, Equus caballus, with flowing mane and tail, used for riding and to carry and pull loads. b an adult male horse; a stallion or gelding. c any other four legged mammal of the genus Equus,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coper — /koh peuhr/, n. Brit. a horse dealer. Also called horse coper. [1600 10; COPE4 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • horse trader — Synonyms and related words: Artful Dodger, Philadelphia lawyer, Yankee horse trader, bunco artist, bunco steerer, cardsharp, cardsharper, carpetbagger, charmer, con artist, con man, confidence man, crafty rascal, crimp, dodger, fox, glib tongue,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • coper — noun Etymology: English dialect cope to trade Date: 1825 British a horse dealer; especially a dishonest one …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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