mayordomo

noun

may·​or·​do·​mo
ˌmāə(r)ˈdō(ˌ)mō,
ˌmeə-
plural -s
Southwest
: a person in charge of a group or project: such as
a
: a manager of a hacienda, ranch, or estate
b
: an overseer of an irrigation system

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from Spanish, majordomo

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“Mayordomo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mayordomo. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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