charcutier

[ shahr-koo-tee-ey, shahr-koo-tee-ey; French shar-ky-tyey ]
/ ʃɑrˌku tiˈeɪ, ʃɑrˈku tiˌeɪ; French ʃar küˈtyeɪ /

noun, plural char·cu·tiers [shahr-koo-tee-eyz, shahr-koo-tee-eyz; French shar-ky-tyey] /ʃɑrˌku tiˈeɪz, ʃɑrˈku tiˌeɪz; French ʃar küˈtyeɪ/. (in France)

a pork butcher.

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Origin of charcutier

1890–95; < French; Middle French chaircutier, equivalent to chair flesh + cuite cooked, feminine of cuit, past participle of cuire (< Latin coquere; see cook1) + -ier -ier2
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Example sentences from the Web for charcutier

  • The appearance of the ground floor is that of a charcutier's and pastry-cook's combined.

  • M. Bourbon, charcutier, in Rupert Street, has a beautiful shop full of wonderful things.

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