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



BrE BrE//ˈtʃeɪmbəlɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeɪmbərlɪn//
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an official who managed the home and servants of a king, queen or important family in the past Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a servant in a bedchamber): via Old French from Old Saxon kamera, from Latin camera ‘vault’, from Greek kamara ‘object with an arched cover’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chamberlain