majordomo


ma·jor·do·mo

noun \ˌmā-jər-ˈdō-(ˌ)mō\

: the person who runs a large house

: someone who runs an organization or a project

plural ma·jor·do·mos

Full Definition of MAJORDOMO

1
:  a head steward of a large household (as a palace)
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3
:  a person who speaks, makes arrangements, or takes charge for another; broadly :  the person who runs an enterprise <the majordomo of the fair>

Origin of MAJORDOMO

Spanish mayordomo or obsolete Italian maiordomo, from Medieval Latin major domus, literally, chief of the house
First Known Use: 1589

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