sommelier

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noun som·me·lier \ˌsə-məl-ˈyā\

Definition of sommelier

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sommeliers

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  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1829

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SOMMELIER Defined for English Language Learners

sommelier

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noun som·me·lier \ˌsə-məl-ˈyā\

Definition of sommelier for English Language Learners

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



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