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maître d'hôtel butter
1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
French, literally, master of house
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We stole from the French, then gave a little back.
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“Maître d'hôtel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ma%C3%AEtre%20d%27h%C3%B4tel. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.
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