Definitions

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  • n. A native or resident of Savoy
  • proper n. The dialect spoken in Savoy (Savoie and Haute-Savoie in France, canton of Valais in Switzerland, and in the Italian region of Aosta).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Savoy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Savoy.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Savoy, a former duchy lying south of Lake Geneva, afterward a part of the kingdom of Sardinia, and in 1860 ceded to France. It forms the two departments of Savoie and Haute-Savoie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who performs in the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan
  • n. a resident of Savoy

Etymologies

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French

Examples

  • SAVOYARD - Peggy Doris Hull Jeffries, 91, of Savoyard, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Britthaven of Bowling Green.

    Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY Homepage

  • My fervant carried the portmanteau; but he had not gone the length of the ftreet, when the perfon who accompanied me called a Savoyard, and gave it to him, and fent the other away, that, the place might not be known where we were going.

    A Series of Letters, Discovering the Scheme Projected by France, in MDCCLIX, for an Intended ...

  • Devout Savoyard fans need not worry about any sacred cows being slaughtered.

    George Heymont: The Mikado Project (Trouble In Titipu)

  • Although the menu features classic Savoyard fondue and raclette, Martin's influence means there are also gourmet options like a tempting duck shepherd's pie with pumpkin and the local Beaufort cheese.

    Budget bourguignon: cheap eats in France

  • But also contains some fifteenth anonymous chansons which appear in no other manuscript of the period, and which may be attributed to a school of Savoyard composers whose names are now lost.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Having become the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia in 1713, what had once been the Savoyard state played a key role in the unification of Italy in the 1850s and 1860s.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The miniature was one of the great specialities of Savoyard artists.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Conversely, the ascription of Les grans regretz to Agricola in the Savoyard manuscript B-Br 11239 should be disregarded in favour of that to Hayne in F-Pn fr.2245 and US-Wc M2.1.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The other cheese beloved in Savoie, the smelly, oozing reblochon, is the star of a Savoyard specialty: the famous tartiflette.

    Savoie the Fair

  • On leaving the galleys, this Jean Valjean, as it appears, robbed a bishop; then he committed another theft, accompanied with violence, on a public highway on the person of a little Savoyard.

    Les Miserables

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