[kaw-mee; English kuh-mee]
- an assistant, especially to a chef.
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I owe the commis, vhat you call it, fifteen cents for leedle tobac.Broke
Edwin A. Brown
Commis′sioner, one who holds a commission to perform some business: a member of a commission; Commis′sionership.
Linschoten was "commis" on board, a post which included both the employment of supercargo and that of owners' commissioner.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II
The rules are, however, generally enforced with great civility; but the commis was not civil.Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia
To-day it is ignored by all save the commis voyageur and a comparatively small number of the genuine French touristes.The Cathedrals of Southern France
- an agent or deputy
- (of a waiter or chef) apprentice
C16 (meaning: deputy): from French, from commettre to employ, commit
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