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voyageur Syllabification: vo·ya·geur
Pronunciation: /ˌvwäyəˈZHər/ /ˌvoi-ə-/

Definition of voyageur in English:


(Especially in Canada) a boatman employed by the fur companies in transporting goods and passengers to and from trading posts.
Example sentences
  • To begin with, he sketches the canoe routes, touching on the fur trade and the penetration of the continent by the voyageurs.
  • The early voyageurs called their wool caps ‘tuques,’ and it never went away.
  • Natives and the 18th and 19th century French-Canadian traders known as voyageurs were also impressed; they left offerings of tobacco to the cliff.


French, literally 'voyager', from voyager 'to travel'.

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