vivandière

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noun vi·van·dière \ˌvē-ˌväⁿ-ˈdyer\

Definition of vivandière

  1. :  a woman who is a sutler

Origin and Etymology of vivandière

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

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