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major-domo

División en sílabas: ma·jor-do·mo
Pronunciación: /ˌmājərˈdōmō
 
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Definición de major-domo en inglés:

sustantivo (plural major-domos)

The chief steward of a large household.
Example sentences
  • I was almost relieved when the household major-domo materialised from somewhere to bow and request her presence.
  • In a nineteenth-century South American setting, De Flores was a major-domo of slave stock, and his resentments, sexual and social, drove the action forward.
  • Malvolio (Des McAleer) is a haughty major-domo, but where is his festering self-love and manic insecurity?

Origen

late 16th century: via Spanish and Italian from medieval Latin major domus 'highest official of the household'.

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