[ mey-ter dee, mey-truh- ]
/ ˌmeɪ tər ˈdi, ˌmeɪ trə- /
noun, plural maî·tre d's.
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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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper