Definitions for voyageurˌvwɑ yɑˈʒɜr, ˌvɔɪ ə-; Fr. vwa yaˈʒœr; -ˈʒɜrz; Fr. -ˈʒœr
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vo•ya•geurˌvwɑ yɑˈʒɜr, ˌvɔɪ ə-; Fr. vwa yaˈʒœr; -ˈʒɜrz; Fr. -ˈʒœr(n.)(pl.)-geurs
(in Canada) an expert guide in remote regions, esp. one employed by fur companies to transport supplies to and from distant stations.
Origin of voyageur:
1785–95; < F: traveler =voyag(er) to travel
A trader, particularly in furs, who worked (and explored) in the area of Canada and the northern United States from the 16th to early 19th centuries; they were often of Quebecois extraction.
Origin: From French (below)
a traveler; -- applied in Canada to a man employed by the fur companies in transporting goods by the rivers and across the land, to and from the remote stations in the Northwest
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