noun Etymology: French, feminine of vivandier sutler, from Old French, hospitable man, alteration of viandier, from viande, viaunde item of food — more at viand Date: 1844 a woman who is a sutler

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  • Vivandiere — Vi van di[ e]re , n. [F. See {Viand}.] In Continental armies, especially in the French army, a woman accompanying a regiment, who sells provisions and liquor to the soldiers; a female sutler. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vivandière — |ye(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: French, feminine of vivandier : a woman formerly accompanying troops to sell provisions and liquor to the soldiers : a female sutler * * * vivandière /vē vã dyerˈ/ (historical) noun In the French and some other… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vivandière — vi·van·dière (vē väɴ dyârʹ) n. A woman who accompanies troops to sell them food, supplies, and liquor.   [French, feminine of vivandier, from Old French, alteration (influenced by Medieval Latin vīvenda, provisions), of viandier from viande, food …   Universalium

  • vivandiere — vi·van·diè·re s.m. TS milit. chi, un tempo, nelle caserme, negli accampamenti, ecc., vendeva ai soldati cibo, bevande e altre cose necessarie {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: av. 1565 …   Dizionario italiano

  • vivandiere — {{hw}}{{vivandiere}}{{/hw}}s. m.  (f. a ) Nel passato, chi vendeva le vivande ai soldati …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • vivandiere — pl.m. vivandieri sing.f. vivandiera …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • vivandière — vi·van·dière …   English syllables

  • vivandière —   n. woman camp follower supplying provisions …   Dictionary of difficult words

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