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commis

[kaw-mee; English kuh-mee] /kɔˈmi; English kəˈmi/
noun, plural commis
[kaw-mee; English kuh-meez] /kɔˈmi; English kəˈmiz/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
an assistant, especially to a chef.
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commis

/ˈkɒmɪs; ˈkɒmɪ/
noun (pl) -mis
1.
an agent or deputy
adjective
2.
(of a waiter or chef) apprentice
Word Origin
C16 (meaning: deputy): from French, from commettre to employ, commit
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