- British (formerly, esp in the 1920s and '30s) a domestic servant who did cooking and housework
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Examples from the Web for cook-general
She had come with him to Witching Hill Road as cook-general.Witching Hill
E. W. Hornung
Her voice, concise and direct, rapped out: 'So you require a cook-general?'Our Elizabeth
Florence A. Kilpatrick
I spoke so well that a cook-general offered herself to me as soon as the conference was over.
I shall bribe, plead, consent to any arrangement if I can but net a cook-general.
There was a ring at the bell, and the "cook-general" entered with a card held between a floury thumb and a buttery forefinger.A Woman's Burden