A professional cook, typically the chief cook in a restaurant or hotel.
- Their livers were then cut out and borne in triumph to a local restaurant, where the chef was ordered to cook them.
- I thought I was writing the book for cooks and chefs and restaurant people in the New York area.
- Cash will be the vital ingredient as celebrity chefs cook up a special fundraising treat for charity.
cook, cordon bleu cook, food preparer;
head chef, sous chef, commis chef, chef de cuisine, chef de partie;
pastry cook, saucier
North American informal short-order cook
verb (chefs, cheffing, cheffed)[no object] (usually as noun cheffing) informal
Early 19th century: French, literally 'head'.
Words that rhyme with chefclef, deaf, def, eff, Geoff, Jeff, Kiev, ref, teff, tone-deaf
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