maître d'

maî·​tre d' | \ ˌmā-trə-ˈdē How to pronounce maître d' (audio) , ˌme-, -tər-\
variants: or maitre d'
plural maître d's or maitre d's\ ˌmā-​trə-​ˈdēz How to pronounce maitre d's (audio) , ˌme-​ , -​tər-​ \

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Melman gave no hints as to Booth One's decor, but given that one of his Loop restaurants, Petterino's, is a salute to a former Pump Room maitre d', a return to the Pump Room's glamorous days seems likely. Phil Vettel,, "Legendary Pump Room to be renamed Booth One, remade by Lettuce Entertain You," 7 Sep. 2017

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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