Definition of chef d'école in English:

chef d'école

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Pronunciation: /ˌʃɛf deɪˈkɒl/

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noun (plural chefs d'école pronunc. same)

  • The initiator or leader of a school or style of music, painting, or literature.

Origin

mid 19th century: French, 'head of school'.

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