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Syllabification: chef
Pronunciation: /SHef

Definition of chef in English:


A professional cook, typically the chief cook in a restaurant or hotel.
Example sentences
  • Their livers were then cut out and borne in triumph to a local restaurant, where the chef was ordered to cook them.
  • I thought I was writing the book for cooks and chefs and restaurant people in the New York area.
  • Cash will be the vital ingredient as celebrity chefs cook up a special fundraising treat for charity.
cook, food preparer;
chef de cuisine, pastry chef, sous-chef, short-order cook, cordon bleu cook
informal cookie

verb (chefs, cheffing, cheffed)

[no object] informal Back to top  
Work as a chef: when they finish cheffing, they gather themselves together and they drink their owners' best wines


early 19th century: French, literally 'head'.

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