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n. pl. sous-chefs (-shĕfs′, -shĕf′)
The chef who is second in authority in a restaurant or kitchen, ranking below the chef de cuisine.
[French : sous, under + chef, chef.]
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sous-chef(ˈsuˌʃɛf; Fr. suˈʃɛf)
n., pl. -chefs (-ˌʃɛfs; Fr. -ˈʃɛf)
the person ranking next after the head chef in a kitchen.
[< French, =sous under (< Latin subtus (adv.) underneath, below) + chef chef]
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