Definition of sommelier in English:


Line breaks: som|mel¦ier
Pronunciation: /sɒˈmɛljeɪ


  • A wine waiter.
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    • Uniform extinguishes individuality, a man becomes a waiter, a sommelier, a maitre d' hotel.
    • Never mind that the vast majority of vintners and tasters and sommeliers are men.
    • The suave sommeliers (one of whom is Irish) will recommend exciting wines to match.


early 19th century: French, literally 'butler'.

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