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



BrE BrE//ˈtruːbədɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtruːbədɔːr//
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a writer and performer of songs or poetry (after the French travelling performers of the 11th-13th centuries) Word OriginFrench, from Provençal trobador, from trobar ‘find, invent, compose in verse’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: troubadour