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majordomo

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noun ma·jor·do·mo \ˌmā-jər-ˈdō-(ˌ)mō\

Simple Definition of majordomo

  • : the person who runs a large house

  • : someone who runs an organization or a project

Full Definition of majordomo

plural ma·jor·do·mos

  1. 1 :  a head steward of a large household (as a palace)

  2. 2 :  butler, steward

  3. 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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