Definitions

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  • n. An officer of the French customs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An officer of the French customs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A custom-house officer.

Etymologies

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French

Examples

  • Whenever an official looked him over, Switters would commence to drool, inspiring the douanier to shift his attentions elsewhere.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • One, the douanier, Rousseau, has painted no very great difference between the sexes.

    TalkTalk

  • During the week, he worked as a customs officer, a douanier.

    TalkTalk

  • The French customs formalities had delayed her only a minute or so, mostly taken up with a stylish piece of ogling from a raffish-looking douanier who wielded the chalk of his species, with, Arabella thought, unusual panache.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • Just tell her loudly and clearly to get out while the douanier was hovering close by.

    The Luxembourg Run

  • The inscription above the arch, "To a happy and prosperous entrance," seemed a mockery in the old douanier days, when delays and extortions vexed the soul of the visitor, and produced a mood anything but favourable to the enjoyment of the Eternal City.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • No one can have seen a picture of this most talented douanier without being convinced that technique for purely private personal needs has been beautified to an extraordinary degree.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets

  • Les principaux domaines de travail du cabinet sont le droit communautaire, le droit de l'alimentation, le droit de la concurrence et le droit douanier.

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

  • The douanier said with dignity: 'M'sieur, I still have hope for the world.'

    What Happened to the Corbetts

  • There was a momentary pause; then the douanier slammed his hand down on the table, rattling the glasses.

    What Happened to the Corbetts

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  • A customs officer.

    January 14, 2008