Definition of raisonneur in English:

raisonneur

noun

  • 1A thinker; a person who thinks or reasons.

  • 2A character in a play or other work who expresses the author's message, point of view, or philosophy.

verb

nonce-word
  • no object To act as a raisonneur.

Origin

Early 19th century. From French raisonneur person who annoys by reasoning, person who reasons, character in comedy who expresses the author's message from raisonner + -eur<br>1960s; earliest use found in P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975), writer. From raisonneur.

Pronunciation

raisonneur

/ˌreɪzɒˈnəː/