- 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.
Origin of concessionaire
Examples from the Web for concessionaires
Historical Examples of concessionaires
I do not know that the American concessionaires are driven by any such scourge.
This black pitch forms the basis of all our asphalt pavements, and such a deposit must be worth millions to the concessionaires.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 2/2
Ida May Hill Starr
The concessionaires take a sporting chance that Leopold will not be thrown out.
When asked: "Under your concessions are you given similar powers over the native blacks as are enjoyed by other concessionaires?"
concessioner (kənˈsɛʃənə) or concessionary
- someone who holds or operates a concession
Word Origin and History for concessionaires
1862, from French concessionaire "person to whom a concession has been granted," from concession, from Latin concessionem (see concession).