Savoyard

noun
Sa·​voy·​ard | \sə-ˈvȯi-ˌärd, ˌsa-ˌvȯi-ˈärd, ˌsav-ˌwä-ˈyär(d)\

Definition of Savoyard 

: a devotee, performer, or producer of the comic operas of W. S. Gilbert and A. S. Sullivan

First Known Use of Savoyard

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Savoyard

Savoy Theater, London, built for the presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan operas

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