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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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