concessionaire

noun
con·​ces·​sion·​aire | \ kən-ˌse-shə-ˈner How to pronounce concessionaire (audio) \

Definition of concessionaire

: the owner or operator of a concession especially : one that operates a refreshment stand at a recreational center

Examples of concessionaire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 6 percent are operated by concessionaires, according to the committee. NBC News, "Food trucks and Amazon deliveries in national parks? Not so fast, some visitors say.," 9 Nov. 2019 About 6% are operated by concessionaires, according to the committee. Felicia Fonseca, The Know, "Proposal seeks to modernize campgrounds at national parks," 21 Oct. 2019 About 6% are operated by concessionaires, according to the committee. Washington Post, "Proposal seeks to modernize campgrounds at national parks," 19 Oct. 2019 About 6% are operated by concessionaires, according to the committee. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Proposal seeks to modernize campgrounds at national parks," 18 Oct. 2019 The concessionaire has been negotiating with Whataburger officials to take the space that would have been occupied by Chick-fil-A. Randy Diamond, ExpressNews.com, "One possible result of FAA probe: Chick-fil-A could open at San Antonio International," 25 Oct. 2019 Aramark, recently replaced as the concessionaire at the Pepsi Center, had operated on an interim contract at Mile High since February. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "Broncos Briefs: Bradley Chubb not going to “dwell” on missed call vs. Chicago," 19 Sep. 2019 The state, following a record of decision that will be released on the project later this summer, will then determine the concessionaire who will oversee its construction. al.com, "Toll bill signed by Ivey could save state millions on I-10 project, if it happens," 12 July 2019 Fans who stick around through the final gun after a game’s outcome becomes obvious demonstrate a level of devotion worthy of respect and much cherished by concessionaires. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Kirk Herbstreit should blame ESPN for Louisville fans leaving the Notre Dame game early," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of concessionaire

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concessionaire

French concessionnaire, from concession

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“Concessionaire.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concessionaire. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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concessionaire

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English Language Learners Definition of concessionaire

: a person or business that has been given the right to sell something on property owned by someone else : a person or business that has been given a concession (sense 4a)

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