noun (1)
Sa·​voy·​ard | \ sə-ˈvȯi-ˌärd How to pronounce Savoyard (audio) , ˌsa-ˌvȯi-ˈärd, ˌsav-ˌwä-ˈyär(d) \
plural Savoyards

Definition of Savoyard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


noun (2)
plural Savoyards

Definition of Savoyard (Entry 2 of 2)

: a native or inhabitant of Savoy

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Savoyard adjective

First Known Use of Savoyard

Noun (1)

1893, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1595, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Savoyard

Noun (1)

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

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“Savoyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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