Major-domo meaning

mājər-dōmō
One who makes arrangements or directs affairs for another.
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Any steward or butler.
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The head servant or official in a royal Spanish or Italian household; later, any head servant in a wealthy household in a foreign country; a leading servant or butler.
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(US, Southwest) A manager of a hacienda, ranch or estate.
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(chiefly US) Any overseer, organizer, person in command.
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The head steward or butler of a large household.
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Somebody who makes arrangements or directs affairs for another.
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The head steward or butler in the household of a sovereign or great noble.
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A steward or butler.
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A man in charge of a great, royal, or noble household; chief steward.
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Origin of major-domo

  • Italian maggiordomo or Spanish mayordomo both from Medieval Latin māior domūs Latin māior chief meg- in Indo-European roots Latin domūs genitive of domus house dem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian maggiordomo and Spanish mayordomo, from Late Latin maior domus (“steward"), from Latin māior (“main, principal") + genitive singular of domus (“household").

    From Wiktionary