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sous-chef

[ soo-shef; French soo-shef ]
/ ˈsuˌʃɛf; French suˈʃɛf /
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noun, plural sous-chefs [soo-shefs; French soo-shef]. /ˈsuˌʃɛfs; French suˈʃɛf/.

the second in command in a kitchen; the person ranking next after the head chef.

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Origin of sous-chef

<French, equivalent to sous under (<Latin subtus (adv.) underneath, below) + chefchef
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