maître d'

[ mey-ter dee, mey-truh- ]
/ ˌmeɪ tər ˈdi, ˌmeɪ trə- /

noun, plural maî·tre d's.

Origin of maître d'

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

maitre d'


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

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