chas·​seur | \ sha-ˈsər How to pronounce chasseur (audio) \

Definition of chasseur

2 : one of a body of light cavalry or infantry trained for rapid maneuvering
3 : a liveried attendant : footman

Examples of chasseur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An omelette chasseur with chicken livers and mushrooms. Bill Buford, The New Yorker, "Mastering the Art of Making a French Omelette," 18 Apr. 2020 Channeling another part of Southern Europe, Cathédrale will offer French-Mediterranean pissaladière, bouillabaisse and rotisserie chicken chasseur by the executive chef Jason Hall, who cooked at Gotham Bar and Grill. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "In Fall’s Biggest Openings, Experience Is on the Menu," 3 Sep. 2019 Salmon with lardons-studded lentils gets a surf-and-turf accent from a chicken liver sauce that’s a sauce chasseur with chicken and duck offal. Phil Vettel,, "Review: Glam-rich Blvd is ready for its close-up," 24 May 2018 Pinckney was at the dinner that night, trying to acknowledge and refute history over watermelon brandy, chowchow, shrimp pie, chapon chasseur, and truffled squab served with silver ewers of walnut ketchup. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "America’s Most Political Food," 14 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of chasseur

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chasseur

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

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“Chasseur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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