Word of the Day – Maître d’

Word of the Day : November 26, 2021

Maître d

noun may-truh-DEE

What It Means

maître d’ (or maitre d’) is the headwaiter of the dining-room staff of a restaurant or hotel.

// The maître d’ ushered the celebrity couple to a private table at the back of the restaurant.

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Did You Know?

“Mike is part of a long-standing trio responsible for making Lucca’s one of Helena’s premier fine-dining establishments. … Rounding out the team is Ray Spooner, maître d’, who not only greets and seats patrons but starts the evening off by eloquently describing the featured wines.” — Donnie Sexton, The Billings (Montana) Gazette, 19 Oct. 2021