chef

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noun \ˈshef\

Definition of chef

  1. 1 :  a skilled cook who manages the kitchen (as of a restaurant)

  2. 2 :  cook

chef

intransitive verb

chefdom

play \-dəm\ noun

Examples of chef in a sentence

  1. The hotel's chef trained at the finest culinary institutes in Europe.

  2. He's the head chef at a five-star restaurant.

  3. a celebrity chef with her own TV show

  4. My friend is an excellent chef.

Origin and Etymology of chef

French, short for chef de cuisine head of the kitchen


First Known Use: 1840


CHEF Defined for English Language Learners

chef

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noun \ˈshef\

Definition of chef for English Language Learners

  • : a professional cook who usually is in charge of a kitchen in a restaurant

  • : a person who prepares food for people to eat


CHEF Defined for Kids

chef

play
noun \ˈshef\

Definition of chef for Students

  1. 1 :  a professional cook who is usually in charge of a kitchen in a restaurant

  2. 2 :  1cook <My mom is a great chef.>



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