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chef

[ shef ]
/ ʃɛf /
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noun

the chief cook, especially in a restaurant or hotel, usually responsible for planning menus, ordering foodstuffs, overseeing food preparation, and supervising the kitchen staff.
any cook.

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Origin of chef

From French, dating back to 1835–45; see origin at chief

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH chef

chef , chief
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British Dictionary definitions for chef

chef
/ (ʃɛf) /

noun

a cook, esp the principal cook in a restaurant

Word Origin for chef

C19: from French, from Old French chief head, chief
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