maître d'hôtel

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maî·tre d'hô·tel

 (mā′trə dō-tĕl′)
n. pl. maî·tres d'hô·tel (mā′trə dō-tĕl′)
1. A headwaiter.
2. A major-domo.
3. A sauce of melted butter, chopped parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

[French maître d'hôtel : maître, master + de, of + hôtel, house.]

maître d'hôtel

(ˌmɛtrə dəʊˈtɛl; French mɛtrə dotɛl)
n, pl maîtres d'hôtel
1. (Professions) a head waiter or steward
2. (Professions) the manager or owner of a hotel
[C16: from French: master of (the) hotel]

maître d'hôtel

A French phrase meaning master of the hotel, used to mean a headwaiter or major-domo.
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Noun1.maître d'hôtel - a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customersmaitre d'hotel - 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