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



BrE BrE//səˈmelɪeɪ//
, BrE//ˈsɒməljeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsəməlˈjeɪ//
(from French) Restaurant people
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a person who works in a restaurant serving wine and helping customers to decide which wine to choose synonym wine waiter See related entries: Restaurant people Word Originearly 19th cent.: French, literally ‘butler’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sommelier