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mai·tre d'

 (mā′trə dē′, mā′tər)
n. pl. mai·tre d's (dēz′) Informal
A maître d'hôtel.
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Noun1.maître d' - a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customersmaitre d' - a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
dining-room attendant, restaurant attendant - someone employed to provide service in a dining room
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maître d'

[ˌmetrəˈdiː] (maîtres d' (pl)) maître d'hôtel [ˌmetrədəʊˈtel] N (maîtres d'hôtel (pl)) → maître mf
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Once, when our toddler sat down in a restaurant and hurled the cutlery methodically across the room while wailing like a police siren, we hurriedly exited and I patted a P100 bill into the maitre d's palm.
At others, the maitre d's leap up to welcome me as a long lost friend.
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Waitpersons--often attending the MFA program in poetry, sometimes graduates of the MFA program in poetry, on occasion friends of people who have attended the MFA program in poetry, sometimes history majors who have read everything Charles has written, waiters who majored in Classics, bartenders who share an enthusiasm for Jet Li movies, maitre d's who are either getting ready to leave the country, or their wives, or to give back their dogs--all rush out to greet Charles, who gets an earful the second he shakes hands.
And it wasn't all that long ago that it was a commonplace to be told by restaurant and club maitre d's that jackets and ties were expected of gentlemen diners, something you rarely hear now even in the more uppity private clubs.
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French-born chef Claude Gaty's food is a delight while Michael the Maitre D's service is superb.
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Sometimes, restaurant maitre d's won't believe it is actually me who has made a table reservation because the name they have on their list is so far removed from my actual surname, they think I can't possibly be the same person.