See also: chef, chèf, and chef-

GermanEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chef (head, boss). Compare English chief and Spanish jefe.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ʃɛf]
  • (file)

NounEdit

Chef m (genitive Chefs, plural Chefs, female Chefin)

  1. boss, chief

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Note that Chef is a false friend and does not mean "chef". The general word for "chef" is Koch unless you want to imply the person has some form of leadership in which case you would use Chefkoch or Küchenchef.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Serbo-Croatian: ше̏ф/šȅf

Further readingEdit

  • Chef” in Duden online
  • Chef” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chef.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Chef m (plural Cheffen, feminine Cheffin)

  1. boss, head, manager