Definition of plongeur in English:

plongeur

Syllabification: plon·geur
Pronunciation: /ˌplôNˈZHər, plänˈjər
 
/

noun

A person employed to wash dishes and carry out other menial tasks in a restaurant or hotel.
More example sentences
  • These are the homes of the night staff, the plongeurs from the uptown restaurants.
  • Published in 1933 as an autobiographical novel, Down and Out in Paris and London records the author's experiences toiling under terrible conditions as a plongeur, or restaurant dishwasher, in the bowels of a great Paris hotel.
  • And then he starts the job, as a plongeur in a hotel kitchen.

Origin

French, literally 'person who plunges'.

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