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restaurateur

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French restaurateur.

NounEdit

restaurateur (plural restaurateurs)

  1. The owner of a restaurant.

Usage notesEdit

This is also spelled restauranteur (with an ‘n’), but this is considered erroneous by some, and the form restaurateur (without the ‘n’) is preferred in formal writing, and especially in the United Kingdom.[1]

The form restaurateur (without the ‘n’) is the earlier form, borrowed from French, while the form restauranteur (with an ‘n’) = restaurant + -eur ((agent) one who) is a later formation, from Anglicized forms, and thus seen by some as an etymological error.

However, restauranteur is widely used, and can be found in formal British writing.[2]

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ restaurateur, restauranteur (nn.), Kenneth G. Wilson, The Columbia Guide to Standard American English, 1993
  2. ^ See for instance Me and my travels: Raymond Blanc, restauranteur, in The Guardian and The Observer, 2008–10–12

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁɛs.tɔ.ʁa.tœʁ/

Etymology 1Edit

From Late Latin restaurator.

NounEdit

restaurateur m (plural restaurateurs, feminine restauratrice)

  1. restorer (of a work of art)

Etymology 2Edit

restaurer +‎ -ateur

NounEdit

restaurateur m (plural restaurateurs, feminine restauratrice)

  1. restaurateur, restaurant owner

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