One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in France or French-speaking countries) a delicatessen.
- ‘In spite of what you might think, France has plenty of take-out food shops, called traiteurs.’
- ‘Prior to this, French catering was highly regulated and shared between various corporations, such as traiteurs, rôtisseurs, pâtissiers, aubergistes, and taverniers/cabaretiers.’
- ‘This deli and takeaway is described by its owner as a traiteur, emphasising the French idea that excellent food can be pre-prepared and taken home to reheat.’
- ‘Somehow I find myself at my favourite neighborhood Asian traiteur - or caterer.’
French, from traiter ‘to treat’.
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