restaurateur

Pronunciation: [rehs-tuhr-uh-TOOR; rehs-tuhr-uh-TUHR]

A restaurant owner or manager. A popular misconception is that the word is pronounced the same as "restaurant," whereas in actuality, there is no "n" in restaurateur.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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