Major Domo

major-domo

[mey-jer-doh-moh]
noun, plural major-domos.
1.
a man in charge of a great household, as that of a sovereign; a chief steward.
2.
a steward or butler.
3.
a person who makes arrangements for another.

Origin:
1580–90; < Spanish mayordomo < Medieval Latin majordomūs head of the house, equivalent to major major + domūs, genitive of domus house; see dome

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major-domo (ˌmeɪdʒəˈdəʊməʊ)
 
n , pl -mos
1.  the chief steward or butler of a great household
2.  facetious a steward or butler
 
[C16: from Spanish mayordomo, from Medieval Latin mājor domūs head of the household]

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major-domo
1580s, via It. maggiordomo or Sp. mayordomo, from M.L. major domus "chief of the household," also "mayor of the palace" under the Merovingians, from L. major "greater" + gen. of domus "house" (see domestic).
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