[kaw-mee; English kuh-mee]

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

an assistant, especially to a chef. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -mis

an agent or deputy


(of a waiter or chef) apprentice

Word Origin for commis

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