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restaurateur

[ res-ter-uh-tur; French res-taw-ra-tœr ]

noun

, plural res·tau·ra·teurs [res-ter-, uh, -, turz, r, es-taw-, r, a, -, tœr].
  1. the owner or manager of a restaurant.


restaurateur

/ ˌrɛstərəˈtɜː /

noun

  1. a person who owns or runs a restaurant


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Usage

Although the spelling restauranteur occurs frequently, it is a misspelling and should be avoided
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Spelling Note

The English word restaurateur , borrowed from French, still exists in modern French in the same form and with the same meaning. The variant spelling restauranteur , influenced by the more familiar English word restaurant , is gaining some currency, but has traditionally been considered erroneous.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of restaurateur1

1790–1800; < French; Middle French: restorer < Late Latin restaurātor, equivalent to Latin restaurā ( re ) to restore + -tor -tor
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Word History and Origins

Origin of restaurateur1

C18: via French from Late Latin restaurātor one who restores, from Latin restaurāre to restore
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Example Sentences

A few hours earlier I had emailed a different restaurateur asking if he’d be around tonight because I’ll be in his neighborhood, and he said he was taking the day off to get his vaccine.

From Eater

Consumer demand had not disappeared–grocery store shelves emptied—but drivers were not picking up food, line workers had been let go from infected plants and restaurateurs lost their restaurants.

From Time

Pork prices more than doubled in China in 2019 following an ASF outbreak, making it extremely difficult for restaurateurs to both keep customers smiling and turn a profit.

From Time

Chefs and restaurateurs joined forces to offer additional assistance and relief funds.

Branger is just one of many restaurateurs across the country turning to hibernation as a way to get through the winter.

From Eater

“In 20 years, this just might be a city of Taco Bells,” one restaurateur recently shuddered.

A Chinese restaurateur ran to the window as I wolfed down roast duck for my farewell dinner, as shots were heard across the way.

Around that time, in 1972, Chinese-American restaurateur Michael Tong opened Shun Lee Palace on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The show closes with Anthony visiting an Israeli restaurateur, Natan, who lost his daughter to the violence of the conflict.

She is married to Geoff Tracy, a restaurateur in Washington, D.C.

A restaurateur has very lately set up in a very grand style, but the population of the town will scarcely support him.

The restaurateur, usually a zambo or a mulatto, prides himself in the superiority of his picantes and his clicha.

Aussi grand par ses conquêtes, que par l'amour des lettres, et en fut le protecteur et la restaurateur.

Dining one day at a restaurateur's, he was accosted by an old general officer near him.

A cheap and highly popular restaurateur named Pinson rented the old theatre.

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