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From Old Occitan trobar (to find) via Old French troubadour. Piecewise doublet of trouveur.

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troubadour (plural troubadours)

  1. An itinerant composer and performer of songs in medieval Europe; a jongleur or travelling minstrel.
    • 2014 April 24, Alan Cowell, “At Pistorius trial, Twitterati have their day in court”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Sitting in the courtroom ..., their laptops and tablets propped before them, power cables snaking through convoluted adapters, the Twitterati have sight of witnesses at all times – the troubadours, or perhaps the tricoteuses, of the digital revolution.

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troubadour c (singular definite troubadouren, plural indefinite troubadourer)

  1. Alternative spelling of trubadur

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Borrowed from Old Occitan trobador (< trobar (to find)) via Old French troubadour. Corresponds to the native French trouveur.

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troubadour m (plural troubadours, feminine troubadouresse or trobairitz)

  1. troubadour

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