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From Canadian French (below).
voyageur (plural voyageurs)
- (historical) A trader, particularly in furs, who worked (and explored) in the area of Canada and the northern United States from the 16th to early 19th centuries; they were often of Quebecois extraction.
- 1847, George Frederick Augustus Ruxton, Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains, page 267:
- The powers of the Canadian voyageurs and hunters in the consumption of meat strike the greenhorn with wonder and astonishment; and are only equalled by the gastronomical capabilities exhibited by Indian dogs, both following the same plan in their epicurean gorgings.
voyageur m (plural voyageurs, feminine voyageuse)
- → Romanian: voiajor
- “voyageur”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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