[ mey-jer-doh-moh ]
/ ˌmeɪ dʒərˈdoʊ moʊ /

noun, plural ma·jor-do·mos.

a man in charge of a great household, as that of a sovereign; a chief steward.
a steward or butler.
a person who makes arrangements for another.


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Origin of major-domo

1580–90; < Spanish mayordomo < Medieval Latin majordomūs head of the house, equivalent to major major + domūs, genitive of domus house; see dome Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for major-domo

/ (ˌmeɪdʒəˈdəʊməʊ) /

noun plural -mos

the chief steward or butler of a great household
facetious a steward or butler

Word Origin for major-domo

C16: from Spanish mayordomo, from Medieval Latin mājor domūs head of the household
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