cordwainer

cordwainer

/ˈkɔːdweɪnə/
noun
archaic
A shoemaker (still used in the names of guilds)

Origin
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French cordewaner, from Old French cordewan, ‘of Cordoba’ (see cordovan).

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Alec aspired to be a cordwainer. He settled for becoming a shoe designer and shoemaker so he could be, at least, contemporary, if not avant garde.

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