garde-man·​ger ˌgärd-ˌmäⁿ-ˈzhā How to pronounce garde-manger (audio)
plural garde-mangers ˌgärd-ˌmäⁿ-ˈzhā(z) How to pronounce garde-manger (audio)
: a cook who specializes in the preparation of cold foods (such as meats, fish, and salads)

Word History


French, literally, one who keeps food

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of garde-manger was in 1928

Dictionary Entries Near garde-manger

Cite this Entry

“Garde-manger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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