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cordwainer

cordwainer shoemaker. orig. maker of Cordovan leather. XI. — AN. cordewaner, OF. cordoanier (mod. cordonnier), f. cordewan, cordoan, f. Cordoue — Sp. Cordoba, †Cordova :- L. Corduba town in Spain where a goatskin (later, horsehide) leather was made. The Sp. adj. †cordovano and sb. †cordovān were adopted in Eng. as CORDOVAN.

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cordwainer

cordwainer a shoemaker (still used in the names of guilds); the word is recorded from Middle English, and comes ultimately from Old French cordewan ‘of Cordoba’ (see cordovan).

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