Definition of sous
: being an assistant —used chiefly in titles a sous-chef
Origin and Etymology 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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