vivandière

noun

vi·​van·​dière ˌvē-ˌväⁿ-ˈdyer How to pronounce vivandière (audio)
: a woman who is a sutler

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vivandière was in 1844

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Cite this Entry

“Vivandière.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vivandi%C3%A8re. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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