vivandier

noun vi·van·dier \¦vēˌvänd¦yā\

Definition of vivandier

plural

-s

  1. :  a sutler for a French or some other Continental army

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Origin and Etymology of vivandier

Middle French, irregular (influence of Latin vivere to live) from viande viand + -ier — more at viand


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