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Definition of maître d’ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    maître d’

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌmeɪtrə ˈdiː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeɪtrə ˈdiː//
     
    , also NAmE//ˌmeɪtər ˈdiː//
     
    (pl. maître d’s
    BrE BrE//ˌmeɪtrə ˈdiːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeɪtrə ˈdiːz//
     
    , also NAmE//ˌmeɪtər ˈdiːz//
     
    )
    (formal maître d’hôtel
    BrE BrE//ˌmeɪtrə dəʊˈtel//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeɪtrə doʊˈtel//
     
    , also NAmE//ˌmeɪtər doʊˈtel//
     
    (maîtres d’hôtel
    BrE BrE//ˌmeɪtrə dəʊˈtel//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeɪtrə doʊˈtel//
     
    , also NAmE//ˌmeɪtər doʊˈtel//
     
    )
    )
    (from French, informal) Restaurant people
     
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  1. 1a head waiter See related entries: Restaurant people
  2. 2a man who manages a hotel
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