maître d'
or maitre d' noun (plural maître d's or maitre d's) Date: 1950 maitre d'hotel, headwaiter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • maitre d' — UK [ˌmeɪtrə ˈdiː] / US [ˌmeɪtrə ˈdɪ] or maitre d hotel UK [ˌmeɪtrə dəʊˈtel] / US [ˌmeɪtrə doʊˈtel] noun [countable] Word forms maitre d : singular maitre d plural maitre d s formal the person in a restaurant who is in charge of the waiters …   English dictionary

  • maitre d' — also maitre d, 1943; see MAÎTRE D HÔTEL (Cf. maître d hôtel) …   Etymology dictionary

  • maitre d' — [māt΄ər dē′] n. [< MAÎTRE D HÔTEL] Informal a headwaiter …   English World dictionary

  • Maître d' — The maître d (short for maître d hôtel, literally master of the hotel ) in a suitably staffed restaurant or hotel is the person in charge of assigning customers to tables in the establishment and dividing the dining area into areas of… …   Wikipedia

  • maître d' — /may teuhr dee , may treuh /, pl. maître d s. See maître d hôtel (defs. 1 3). [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • maitre d' — mai|tre d [ˌmetrə ˈdi: US ˌmeı ] n also mâitre d hôtel [ˌmetrə dəuˈtel US ˌmeıtrə dou ] [singular] someone who is in charge of a restaurant, and who welcomes guests, gives orders to the waiters etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • maitre d' — noun see maître d …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maître d' — noun /ˈmeɪtə(r) ˈdiː/ A maître d’hôtel, head waiter …   Wiktionary

  • maitre d' — also mâitre d hoôtel noun (C) French someone who is in charge of a restaurant, and who welcomes guests, gives orders to the waiters etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • maître d' — /meɪtrə ˈdi/ (say maytruh dee) noun → maître d hôtel …   Australian English dictionary

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