chas·​seur sha-ˈsər How to pronounce chasseur (audio)
: one of a body of light cavalry or infantry trained for rapid maneuvering
: a liveried attendant : footman

Examples of chasseur in a Sentence

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chasseur was in 1795

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“Chasseur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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