[rap-awr-tur; French ra-pawr-tœr]

noun, plural rap·por·teurs [rap-awr-turz; French ra-pawr-tœr] /ˌræp ɔrˈtɜrz; French ra pɔrˈtœr/.

a person responsible for compiling reports and presenting them, as to a governing body.

Nearby words

  1. rapping,
  2. rappini,
  3. rappist,
  4. rapport,
  5. rapportage,
  6. rapprochement,
  7. rappé pie,
  8. rapscallion,
  9. rapt,
  10. raptly

Origin of rapporteur

1490–1500; < French, derivative of rapporter. See rapport, -eur

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British Dictionary definitions for rapporteur



a person appointed by a committee to prepare reports of meetings or carry out an investigation

Word Origin for rapporteur

C18: from French, literally: recorder, reporter

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Word Origin and History for rapporteur



c.1500, from French rapporteur "tell-tale, gossip; reporter," from rapporter (see report (n.)).

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