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chief cook and bottle washer

chief cook and bot·tle wash·er
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [cheef koo k and bot-l wosh-er, waw-sher]
    • /tʃif kʊk ænd ˈbɒt l ˈwɒʃ ər, ˈwɔ ʃər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [cheef koo k and bot-l wosh-er, waw-sher]
    • /tʃif kʊk ænd ˈbɒt l ˈwɒʃ ər, ˈwɔ ʃər/

Definitions of chief cook and bottle washer words

  • noun chief cook and bottle washer a person or machine that washes bottles. 1
  • idioms chief cook and bottle washer chief cook and bottlewasher, a person who does a wide variety of routine, sometimes menial, tasks: He's not just sales manager, he's the chief cook and bottlewasher in this firm. 1
  • noun chief cook and bottle washer (Informal) (humorous) Someone whose responsibilities include absolutely everything, from the highest level (chief cook) to the lowest (bottle washer). 0

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Origin of chief cook and bottle washer

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
First recorded in 1860-65; bottle1 + washer

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Parts of speech for Chief cook and bottle washer

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

chief cook and bottle washer popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for chief cook and bottle washer

noun chief cook and bottle washer

  • cuisinier — a cook; chef
  • sous chef — the second in command in a kitchen; the person ranking next after the head chef.

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