<strong> <font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 11, 2021 is:</font> </strong> <strong>restaurateur</strong> • res-tuh-ruh-TER • <em>noun</em><br /> <p>A <em>restaurateur</em> is a person who owns or manages a restaurant.
// The restaurateur has created an exquisite menu to match the elegantly renovated dining room.
<strong>Examples:</strong><br /> <p>"Savvy <em>restaurateurs</em> have been turning to milkshakes to create buzz for their brands in recent years thanks to the visual nature of maxed-out milkshakes … with their over-the-top flavors laden with indulgent toppings like churros, whole cake slices and ice cream bars." — <em>The Nation's Restaurant News</em>, 20 Aug. 2021
<strong>Did you know?</strong><br /> <p><em>Restaurateur</em> and <em><a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restaurant">restaurant</a></em> are French words from Latin <em>restaurare</em>, meaning "to restore." Of the two words, <em>restaurant</em> is more common—a fact that may have influenced the development of the variant spelling <em><a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restauranteur">restauranteur</a></em> for <em>restaurateur</em>. Some people consider <em>restauranteur</em> to be an error, but it is still on the menu as an acceptable word choice.