major-domo major-domo

Definition(s):

  • (n) the chief steward or butler of a great household

Usage(s):

  1. During the past generation, however, the state has become the often overpowering major-domo of the economy.
  2. Allende then ordered the women to go to the office of the palace major-domo and told the men to take up combat positions.

News

  • Ralph Fiennes brings feeling to multi-faceted role

    NEW YORK — As Monsieur Gustave, the major-domo in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Ralph Fiennes has critics touting this as a defining performance in a dazzling career. “It was a fantastic role in an amazing screenplay written by Wes which was unlike anything else I’d read,” said Fiennes, 51, at the Crosby Street Hotel.
    on March 9, 2014     Source: Boston Herald

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