[soo-shef; French soo-shef]
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noun, plural sous-chefs [soo-shefs; French soo-shef] /ˈsuˌʃɛfs; French suˈʃɛf/.
  1. the second in command in a kitchen; the person ranking next after the head chef.

Origin of sous-chef

< French, equivalent to sous under (< Latin subtus (adv.) underneath, below) + chef chef Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for sous chef

servant, baker, chef, cuisinier, culinarian

Word Origin and History for sous chef

early 19c., from French sous, from Old French soz (10c.), from Latin subtus "under, below" (see sub-) + chef.

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