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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How to use major-domo in a sentence
The Master of Ceremonies for the affair was dressed as the Royal Footman from Cinderella, Major Domo.The Most Ridiculous Parts of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s Vow Renewal | Kevin Fallon | May 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The major-domo (for it was he) bowed respectfully, for the chief huntsman's name was well known in Anjou.Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Guards were everywhere and peons rode ahead to inform the major-domo, and he came riding like devils to meet Doña Dolores Terain.The Treasure Trail | Marah Ellis Ryan
The dining room was almost empty and the major-domo quickly rushed to the side of the relaxed stranger in the richly cut clothes.Deathworld | Harry Harrison
But I defy you to keep this from the Press, major domo: This is the most significant thing that has happened in our time.The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays) | John Galsworthy
The old colored man was quite seventy years of age, but still an erect and dignified major-domo.Peggy Stewart at School | Gabrielle E. Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for major-domo
the chief steward or butler of a great household
facetious a steward or butler
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