[ vint-ner ]
/ ˈvɪnt nər /


a person who makes wine or sells wines.

Nearby words

  1. vintage,
  2. vintage car,
  3. vintage wine,
  4. vintage year,
  5. vintager,
  6. vinton,
  7. vinum,
  8. viny,
  9. vinyl,
  10. vinyl acetate

Origin of vintner

1400–50; late Middle English vint(e)ner, derivative of vin(e)ter < Anglo-French; Old French vinetier < Medieval Latin vīnētārius, equivalent to Latin vīnēt(um) vineyard (vīn(um) wine + -ētum suffix denoting place where a given plant grows) + -ārius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vintner


/ (ˈvɪntnə) /


a wine merchant

Word Origin for vintner

C15: from Old French vinetier, from Medieval Latin vīnētārius, from Latin vīnētum vineyard, from vīnum wine

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Word Origin and History for vintner



"wine merchant," early 15c., alteration of vinter (c.1300), from Anglo-French vineter, Old French vinetier, from Medieval Latin vinetarius "a wine dealer," from Latin vinetum "vineyard," from vinum "wine" (see vine).

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