Definition of Major-domo

1. Noun. The chief steward or butler of a great household.

Exact synonyms: Seneschal
Generic synonyms: Retainer, Servant



Definition of Major-domo

1. Noun. The head steward or butler of a large household. ¹

2. Noun. Somebody who makes arrangements or directs affairs for another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Major-domo

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1. Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency by Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon (1901)
"Policy and Schemes of Alberoni — He is Made a Cardinal — Other Rewards Bestowed on Him — Dispute with the major-domo — An Irruption into the Royal ..."

2. The Story of the White House by Esther Singleton (1907)
"... the first Major-Domo of the President's House; Mrs. Madison's Hospitality; First Fourth of July Reception; A Dinner at the President's; ..."

3. Three Plays for Puritans by Bernard Shaw (1900)
"THE major-domo [at Casar" s elbow] What shall we serve to whet Caesar's appetite? ... [The Major-Domo signs to a slave at each order; and the slave goes out ..."

4. Travels in South America: From the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean by Paul Marcoy (1875)
"The major-domo of Sarayacu a little off his balance.—The Atun Sisac.—Effect produced by white flowers scattered on dark waters. ..."

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