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maître d'

[mey-ter dee, mey-truh-]
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noun, plural maî·tre d's.
  1. maître d'hôtel(defs 1–3).
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Origin of maître d'

First recorded in 1815–25
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Word Origin and History for maitre d'

also maitre d, 1943; see maître d'hôtel.

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