Definition of traiteur in English:

traiteur

noun

  • (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.’

Origin

French, from traiter ‘to treat’.

Pronunciation

traiteur

/trɛˈtəː//tʀɛtœʀ/