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sous

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adjective \ˈsü\

Definition of sous

  1. :  being an assistant —used chiefly in titles <a sous-chef>



Origin of sous

French, preposition, literally, under, from Old French suz, from Latin subtus, adverb, below, under; akin to Latin sub under — more at up


First Known Use: 1687

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