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sommelier

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noun som·me·lier \ˌsə-məl-ˈyā\

Simple Definition of sommelier

  • : a waiter in a restaurant who is in charge of serving wine

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sommelier

plural sommeliers play \-ˈyā(z)\

  1. :  a waiter in a restaurant who has charge of wines and their service :  a wine steward

Origin of sommelier

French, from Middle French soumelier official charged with transportation of supplies, from Old French, pack animal driver, probably alteration of *sommerier, from somier pack animal, from Medieval Latin saugmarius, from Late Latin sagma packsaddle — more at sumpter


First Known Use: 1829

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