noun chas·seur \sha-ˈsər\

Definition of chasseur

  1. 1 :  hunter, huntsman

  2. 2 :  one of a body of light cavalry or infantry trained for rapid maneuvering

  3. 3 :  a liveried attendant :  footman

Origin and Etymology of chasseur

French, from Old French chaceur, from chacier to hunt, chase, from Vulgar Latin *captiare — more at catch

First Known Use: 1795

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