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raconteur

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noun ra·con·teur \ˌra-ˌkän-ˈtər, -kən-\

Simple Definition of raconteur

  • : someone who is good at telling stories

Full Definition of raconteur

  1. :  a person who excels in telling anecdotes

Origin of raconteur

French, from Middle French, from raconter to tell, from Old French, from re- + aconter, acompter to tell, count — more at account


First Known Use: 1828


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