voyageur

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

Definition of voyageur

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

Origin and Etymology of voyageur

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


First Known Use: 1793

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