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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chef, from Old French chief, from Latin caput (head), from Proto-Indo-European *kauput-, *káput (head). Compare Spanish jefe. Doublet of cabo.

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NounEdit

chefe m f (plural chefes)

  1. chief, head, head man, boss
  2. chieftain
  3. (heraldry) chief

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