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maître d'

[ mey-ter dee, mey-truh- ]
/ ˌmeɪ tər ˈdi, ˌmeɪ trə- /
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plural maî·tre d's.
a headwaiter.
a steward or butler.
the owner or manager of a hotel.
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Also called maître d'hôtel .

Origin of maître d'

First recorded in 1815–25; shortening of maître d'hôtel
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