noun, plural ma·jor-do·mos.
Examples from the Web for major-domo
The all-powerful minister Tanucci, placed his major-domo at their service, to show them all that was worth seeing.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
At the moment the Frenchmen went into the house with the major-domo, Don Tadeo came out by another door.The Adventurers|Gustave Aimard
"Pardon, Excellency, but the Major-domo is absent at this moment," a slave respectfully answered.The Buccaneer Chief|Gustave Aimard
The major-domo returned to his own room and called a council.The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories|Ivn Turgnieff
The major-domo looked at her as if such lèse majesté deserved hanging.Bambi|Marjorie Benton Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for major-domo
noun plural -mos
Word Origin for major-domo
Word Origin and History for major-domo
1580s, via Italian maggiordomo or Spanish mayordomo, from Medieval Latin major domus "chief of the household," also "mayor of the palace" under the Merovingians, from Latin major "greater" (see major (adj.)) + genitive of domus "house" (see domestic).