sous-chef

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Etymology[edit]

From French sous-chef. Compare Italian sotto capo, which was calqued into English as underboss. Perhaps there was ultimately an unattested term *subcaput in Late Latin, 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- (sub-) +‎ chef (chief)

Noun[edit]

sous-chef m (plural sous-chefs)

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

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