Definition of cook-general in English:

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cook-general

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural cooks-general)

British dated
A domestic servant who does both housework and cooking.
Example sentences
  • 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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