maître d'

[ mey-ter dee, mey-truh- ]
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plural maî·tre d's.
  1. a headwaiter.

  2. a steward or butler.

  1. the owner or manager of a hotel.

Origin of maître d'

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

Words Nearby maître d' Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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