Savoyard

[ suh-voi-erd, sav-oi-ahrd; French sa-vwa-yar ]
/ səˈvɔɪ ərd, ˌsæv ɔɪˈɑrd; French sa vwaˈyar /

noun, plural Sa·voy·ards [suh-voi-erdz, sav-oi-ahrdz; French sa-vwa-yar] /səˈvɔɪ ərdz, ˌsæv ɔɪˈɑrdz; French sa vwaˈyar/.

a native or inhabitant of Savoy.
a person enthusiastic about or connected with Gilbert and Sullivan operas: so called from the Savoy Theater in London, where the operas were first presented.

adjective

of or relating to Savoy, its people, or their dialect.

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Origin of Savoyard

From French, dating back to 1690–1700; see origin at Savoy, -ard
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British Dictionary definitions for savoyard (1 of 2)

Savoyard1
/ (səˈvɔɪɑːd, French savwajar) /

noun

a native of Savoy
the dialect of French spoken in Savoy

adjective

of or relating to Savoy, its inhabitants, or their dialect

British Dictionary definitions for savoyard (2 of 2)

Savoyard2
/ (səˈvɔɪɑːd) /

noun

a person keenly interested in the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan
a person who takes part in these operettas

Word Origin for Savoyard

C20: from the Savoy Theatre, built in London in 1881 by Richard D'Oyly Carte for the presentation of operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan
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