Definition of restaurateur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌrestərəˈtɜː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrestərəˈtɜːr//
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a person who owns and manages a restaurant Word Origin late 18th cent.: French, from the verb restaurer ‘provide food for’ (literally ‘restore to a former state’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: restaurateur