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



BrE BrE//ˈvɪtlz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪtlz//
[plural] (old-fashioned)
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food and drink Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French vitaille, from late Latin victualia, neuter plural of Latin victualis, from victus ‘food’; related to vivere ‘to live’. The pronunciation still represents the early spelling vittel; later spelling has been influenced by the Latin form.
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