vivandière

noun
vi·​van·​dière | \ ˌvē-ˌväⁿ-ˈdyer How to pronounce vivandière (audio) \

Definition of vivandière

: a woman who is a sutler

First Known Use of vivandière

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vivandière

French, feminine of vivandier sutler, from Old French, hospitable man, alteration of viandier, from viande, viaunde item of food — more at viand

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“Vivandière.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vivandi%C3%A8re. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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