commis

[kaw-mee; English kuh-mee]
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noun, plural com·mis [kaw-mee; English kuh-meez] /kɔˈmi; English kəˈmiz/. French.

an assistant, especially to a chef.

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commis

noun plural -mis

an agent or deputy

adjective

(of a waiter or chef) apprentice

Word Origin for commis

C16 (meaning: deputy): from French, from commettre to employ, commit
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