commis

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

an assistant, especially to a chef.

Nearby words

  1. commingle,
  2. comminute,
  3. comminuted,
  4. comminuted fracture,
  5. comminutor,
  6. commiserate,
  7. commiseration,
  8. commish,
  9. commissaire,
  10. commissar

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British Dictionary definitions for commis

commis

/ (ˈkɒmɪs, ˈkɒmɪ) /

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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