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restaurateur

[ res-ter-uh-tur; French res-taw-ra-tr ]
/ 藢r蓻s t蓹r 蓹藞t蓽r; French r蓻s t蓴 ra藞t艙r /
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noun, plural res路tau路ra路teurs [res-ter-uh-turz; French res-taw-ra-tr]. /藢r蓻s t蓹r 蓹藞t蓽rz; French r蓻s t蓴 ra藞t艙r/.
the owner or manager of a restaurant.
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Sometimes res路tau路ran路teur [res-ter-uhn-tur, 鈥恡uh-rahn-, 鈥恡rahn-] /藢r蓻s t蓹r 蓹n藞t蓽r, 鈥恡蓹 r蓱n-, 鈥恡r蓱n-/ .

Origin of restaurateur

1790鈥1800; <French; Middle French: restorer <Late Latin restaur膩tor, equivalent to Latin restaur膩(re) to restore + -tor-tor

usage note for restaurateur

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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How to use restaurateur in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for restaurateur

restaurateur
/ (藢r蓻st蓹r蓹藞t蓽藧) /

noun
a person who owns or runs a restaurant

Word Origin for restaurateur

C18: via French from Late Latin restaur膩tor one who restores, from Latin restaur膩re to restore

usage for restaurateur

Although the spelling restauranteur occurs frequently, it is a misspelling and should be avoided
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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