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chef

 (shĕf)
n.
A cook, especially the chief cook of a large kitchen staff.

[French, short for chef de cuisine, chef de cuisine; see chef de cuisine.]
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chef

(ʃɛf)
n
(Cookery) a cook, esp the principal cook in a restaurant
[C19: from French, from Old French chief head, chief]
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chef

(ʃɛf)

n.
1. the chief cook, esp. in a restaurant or hotel, responsible for menu planning and overseeing food preparation.
2. any cook.
[1835–45; < French; see chief]
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chef

chief
1. 'chef'

A chef /ʃef/ is a cook in a hotel or restaurant.

Her recipe was passed on to the chef.
He works as a chef in a large Paris hotel.
2. 'chief'

The chief /tʃiːf/ of a group or organization is its leader.

The police chief has resigned.
I spoke to Jim Stretton, chief of UK operations.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chef - a professional cookchef - a professional cook      
cook - someone who cooks food
cordon bleu - a chef famous for his great skill
pastry cook - a chef who specializes in pastry
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chef

noun
A person who prepares food for eating:
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Translations
رَئيسُ الطُّهاةِطاهٍ
šéfkuchař
kokkøkkenchef
keittiömestari
kuhar
fõszakács
matreiîslumaîur, kokkur
シェフ
요리사
vyriausiasis virėjas
šefpavārs
šéfkuchár
glavni kuhar
kock
หัวหน้าพ่อครัว
aşcıbaşıaşçıbaşı
đầu bếp

chef

[ʃef] Ncocinero/a m/f jefe/a, chef m
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chef

[ˈʃɛf] nchef m (cuisinier)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

chef

nKüchenchef m; (as profession) → Koch m; (= head chef)Chefkoch m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

chef

[ʃɛf] nchef m inv, capocuoco
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

chef

(ʃef) noun
a head cook, especially a man, in a hotel etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

chef

طاهٍ šéfkuchař kok Koch σεφ jefe de cocina keittiömestari chef kuhar chef シェフ 요리사 chef-kok kjøkkensjef szef kuchni chefe de cozinha шеф-повар kock หัวหน้าพ่อครัว aşçıbaşı đầu bếp 厨师
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References in classic literature ?
To which the barber kitchen-boy replied, "The gentleman will not let himself be washed as is customary, and as my lord the and the senor his master have been."
Even the fire on the hearth left off blazing, and went to sleep; the jack stopped, and the spit that was turning about with a goose upon it for the king's dinner stood still; and the cook, who was at that moment pulling the kitchen-boy by the hair to give him a box on the ear for something he had done amiss, let him go, and both fell asleep; the butler, who was slyly tasting the ale, fell asleep with the jug at his lips: and thus everything stood still, and slept soundly.
"A Larder with greens and dead game animated by a cook-maid and two kitchen-boys."