follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

vivandière

[vee-vahn-dyair; French vee-vahn-dyer] /ˌvi vɑnˈdyɛər; French vi vɑ̃ˈdyɛr/
noun
1.
a woman who formerly followed an army or maintained a store on an army post to sell provisions to the soldiers.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for vivandiere

vivandière

/vivɑ̃djɛr/
noun
1.
(formerly) a female sutler or victualler offering extra provisions and spirits to soldiers, esp those of the French and British armies
Word Origin
C16: see viand
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for vivandière

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for vivandiere

17
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for vivandiere