Sutler meaning

sŭt'lər
An army camp follower who peddled provisions to the soldiers.
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A person following an army to sell food, liquor, etc. to its soldiers.
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A person who follows an army, selling provisions.
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Origin of sutler

  • Obsolete Dutch soeteler from Low German sudeler, suteler from German sudeln to dirty from Middle High German sudelen
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Dutch soeteler (modern zoetelaar).
    From Wiktionary