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victualer

[ vit-l-er ]
/ ˈvɪt l ər /
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noun
a person who furnishes victuals, especially a sutler.
a supply ship.
Also called licensed victualer. British. the keeper of an inn or tavern, especially one licensed to sell liquor.
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Also especially British, vict·ual·ler .

Origin of victualer

1350–1400; Middle English vitailler<Anglo-French; Middle French vitail(l)ier.See victual, -er2

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How to use victualer in a sentence

  • As surely as the wolf retires before cities, does the fairy sequester herself from the haunts of the licensed victualer.

    An English Grammar|W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
  • "I fear you are not in such dire distress as to warrant my knocking up a licensed victualer," replied the sergeant.

    '19,000'|Burford Delannoy
  • As surely as the wolf retires before cities does the fairy sequester herself from the haunts of the licensed victualer.

  • I fancied it would be so delightful and Dickensy to talk quietly with a licensed victualer by the name of Martha Huggins.

    A Cathedral Courtship|Kate Douglas Wiggin
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