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Definition of cook-general in English:
noun (plural cooks-general)British dated
A domestic servant who does both housework and cookery.
- With no career training, she took jobs as a cook-general in a variety of London houses.
- 'You have a job in the window?' 'Yes, for an experienced cook-general.'
- In such homes the cook-general was frequently the only white servant employed.
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