(also maître d'ˌmātrə ˈdēˌmātər)
Definition of maître d'hôtel in English:
noun (plural maîtres d'hôtel pronounced same; also maître d's)
1The person in a restaurant who oversees the waitpersons and busboys, and who typically handles reservations.
- The maître d's also have to keep up with who has dined at Nobu recently.
- No one works a room like Ralph Fredericks, the flamboyant maître d' who keeps the mood light at the new Famoso.
- Queen of maître d's, Elena Salvoni, 87, has served everyone from Princess Diana to Sean Connery.
Mid 16th century: French, literally 'master of (the) house'.
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