sommelier

noun som·me·lier \ ˌsə-məl-ˈyā \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018
plural sommeliers play \ˌsə-məl-ˈyā(z)\
: a waiter in a restaurant who has charge of wines and their service : a wine steward

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Origin and Etymology of sommelier

French, from Middle French soumelier official charged with transportation of supplies, from Old French, pack animal driver, probably alteration of *sommerier, from somier pack animal, from Medieval Latin saugmarius, from Late Latin sagma packsaddle — more at sumpter

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sommelier

  • : a waiter in a restaurant who is in charge of serving wine



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