from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An army camp follower who peddled provisions to the soldiers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who follows an army, selling provisions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person who follows an army, and sells to the troops provisions, liquors, and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who follows an army for the purpose of selling provisions, liquors, etc., to the troops.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
Obsolete Dutch soeteler, from Low German sudeler, suteler, from German sudeln, to dirty, from Middle High German sudelen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch soeteler (modern zoetelaar). (Wiktionary)