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Meaning of Savoyard

Sa•voy•ard

Pronunciation: (su-voi'urd, sav"oi-ärd' Fr. sa-vwa-yar'), [key]
— n., pl. adj. Sa•voy•ards
—n.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Savoy.
  2. a person enthusiastic about or connected with Gilbert and Sullivan operas: so called from the Savoy Theater in London, where the operas were first presented.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Savoy, its people, or their dialect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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