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Definition of commis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

commis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɒmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmiː//
 
(pl. commis
BrE BrE//ˈkɒmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmiː//
 
)
(also commis chef) Restaurant people
 
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a junior cook who works in a kitchen compare chef, sous-chef See related entries: Restaurant people Word Origin 1930s: from French, ‘deputy, clerk’, past participle of commettre ‘entrust’, from Latin committere (in medieval Latin ‘put into custody’), from com- ‘with’ + mittere ‘put or send’.