voyageur

noun voya·geur \ ˌvȯi-ə-ˈzhər , ˌvwä-yä- \

Definition of voyageur

: a man employed by a fur company to transport goods to and from remote stations especially in the Canadian Northwest

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Origin and Etymology of voyageur

Canadian French, from French, traveler, from voyager to travel, from voyage voyage, from Old French voiage, veiage


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