garde-manger

noun
garde-man·​ger | \ ˌgärd-ˌmäⁿ-ˈzhā How to pronounce garde-manger (audio) \
plural garde-mangers\ ˌgärd-​ˌmäⁿ-​ˈzhā(z) How to pronounce garde-mangers (audio) \

Definition of garde-manger

: a cook who specializes in the preparation of cold foods (such as meats, fish, and salads)

First Known Use of garde-manger

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for garde-manger

French, literally, one who keeps food

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The first known use of garde-manger was in 1928

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“Garde-manger.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garde-manger. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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