- a man in charge of a great household, as that of a sovereign; a chief steward.
- a steward or butler.
- a person who makes arrangements for another.
Origin of major-domo
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Examples from the Web for major-domo
Miguel, the major-domo, was taken with his wife and two daughters, the other men were young.The Treasure Trail
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"Here is Squire Doolittle below, sir," commenced the major-domo.
Richard approached him, followed by Monsieur Le Quoi and the major-domo.
The dinner was announced by the major-domo of the household.Four Young Explorers
The major-domo rubbed his hands with an air of satisfaction.Wood Rangers
- the chief steward or butler of a great household
- facetious a steward or butler
C16: from Spanish mayordomo, from Medieval Latin mājor domūs head of the household
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Word Origin and History for major-domo
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