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noun (1)

Sa·​voy·​ard sə-ˈvȯi-ˌärd How to pronounce Savoyard (audio)
plural Savoyards
: a devotee, performer, or producer of the comic operas of W. S. Gilbert and A. S. Sullivan


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noun (2)

plural Savoyards
: a native or inhabitant of Savoy
Savoyard adjective

Word History


Noun (1)

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

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1893, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Savoyard was in 1595

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Cite this Entry

“Savoyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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