commis

commis

[kaw-mee; English kuh-mee]
noun, plural commis [kaw-mee; English kuh-meez] . French.
an assistant, especially to a chef.
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commis (ˈkɒmɪs, ˈkɒmɪ)
 
n , pl -mis
1.  an agent or deputy
 
adj
2.  (of a waiter or chef) apprentice
 
[C16 (meaning: deputy): from French, from commettre to employ, commit]

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