maître d'hôtel


maî·tre d'hô·tel

noun \ˌmā-trə-(ˌ)dō-ˈtel, ˌme-; ˌmāt-dō-, ˌmet-\
plural maîtres d'hôtel \same\

Definition of MAÎTRE D'HÔTEL

1
a :  majordomo
b :  headwaiter
2
:  a sauce of butter, parsley, salt, pepper, and lemon juice —called also maître d'hôtel butter

Origin of MAÎTRE D'HÔTEL

French, literally, master of house
First Known Use: 1538

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