sous-chef

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French. Also compare Italian sotto capo, which was calqued into English as underboss. Perhaps there was ultimately an unattested term in Late Latin "*subcaput", with a variant *subciput.

Noun[edit]

sous-chef (plural sous-chefs)

  1. (cooking) The chef underneath the head chef in the chef's hierarchy.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sous- +‎ chef

Noun[edit]

sous-chef m (plural sous-chefs)

  1. second-in-command; right-hand-man

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