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An army camp follower who peddled provisions to the soldiers.

[Obsolete Dutch soeteler, from Low German sudeler, suteler, from German sudeln, to dirty, from Middle High German sudelen.]


(Historical Terms) (formerly) a merchant who accompanied an army in order to sell provisions to the soldiers
[C16: from obsolete Dutch soeteler, from Middle Low German suteler, from Middle High German sudelen to do dirty work; related to soot, seethe]
ˈsutlerˌship n


(ˈsʌt lər)

(formerly) a person who maintained a store on an army post to sell provisions to the soldiers.
[1580–90; < early Dutch soeteler=soetel(en) to do dirty work, work poorly (akin to soot) + -er -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sutler - a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
provider, supplier - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
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