Meaning of major-domo in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmeɪdʒəˈdəʊməʊ/

Translate major-domo into Spanish

nounplural noun major-domos

  • The chief steward of a large household.

    ‘I twice left a message, once with Pippa and once with her major-domo, asking him to ring back’
    • ‘I was almost relieved when the household major-domo materialised from somewhere to bow and request her presence.’
    • ‘In a nineteenth-century South American setting, De Flores was a major-domo of slave stock, and his resentments, sexual and social, drove the action forward.’
    • ‘Malvolio (Des McAleer) is a haughty major-domo, but where is his festering self-love and manic insecurity?’
    • ‘Up the main steps they went to the open main door where an imposing major-domo took the invitations.’
    • ‘Hildegardé was, unusually enough, actually acting like a major-domo.’
    attendant, retainer


Late 16th century via Spanish and Italian from medieval Latin major domus ‘highest official of the household’.