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maître d'

[mey-ter dee, mey-truh-] /ˌmeɪ tər ˈdi, ˌmeɪ trə-/
noun, plural maître d's.
maître d'hôtel (defs 1–3).
Origin of maître d'
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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also maitre d, 1943; see maître d'hôtel.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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