- a man in charge of a great, royal, or noble household; chief steward
- any steward or butler: humorous usage
Origin of major-domoSpanish mayordomo or Italian maggiordomo from Late Latin major domus from Classical Latin major, greater (see major) + genitive of domus, house
nounpl. ma·jor-do·mos, or ma·jor·do·mos
- The head steward or butler in the household of a sovereign or great noble.
- A steward or butler.
- One who makes arrangements or directs affairs for another.
Origin of major-domoItalian maggiordomo or Spanish mayordomo both from Medieval Latin māior domūs Latin māior chief ; see meg- in Indo-European roots.Latin domūs genitive of domus house ; see dem- in Indo-European roots.