a person, group, or company to whom a concession has been granted, especially to operate a subsidiary business or service: a popcorn concessionaire at a baseball park.
Also con·ces·sion·er [kuh n-sesh-uh-ner] /kənˈsɛʃ ə nər/
Origin of concessionaire
Related formssub·con·ces·sion·aire, nounsub·con·ces·sion·er, noun
From the French
dating back to 1860–65.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for concessionaire
Historical Examples of concessionaire
Often the concessionaire himself is chief magistrate of his kingdom by law.
The stands were empty, and not a person—tourist or concessionaire—was in sight.
The concessionaire and the contractor are the modern representatives of ghouls and vampires of old-world romance.
British Dictionary definitions for concessionaire
concessioner (kənˈsɛʃənə) or concessionary
someone who holds or operates a concession
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Word Origin and History for concessionaire
1862, from French concessionaire "person to whom a concession has been granted," from concession, from Latin concessionem (see concession).
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