Definitions

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  • n. A chef's assistant, kitchen boy.

Etymologies

From French marmiton (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A couple of suggestions: If you like to cook using French recipes, go to the website www. marmiton.org -- people can post ratings and suggestions to every recipe.

    Best Tips for Learning French - French Word-A-Day

  • A friend of mine gained a considerable wager upon an experiment of this kind: the petit maitre ate of fourteen different plats, besides the dessert; then disparaged the cook, declaring he was no better than a marmiton, or turnspit.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • 'How shall we have them?' said I, cook and convive, to Loolowcan, marmiton and convive.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863

  • I once saw the marmiton taken out at Arrachon, when I was a little girl and got into the kitchen, -- just those awful colours, and strange long, twisted, curled-up tuby-looking things.

    Elizabeth Visits America

  • The tent had been a scullion's tent; the poor marmiton had been killed, and lay outside, with his head clean severed by an Arab flissa; his fire had gone out, but his brass pots and pans, his jar of fresh water, and his various preparations for the General's dinner were still there.

    Under Two Flags

  • After them, below the salt, were ranged the knechts and porters, the marmiton from the kitchen, and innumerable maids.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, First Series

  • From time-to-time, I help out a chef friend and work in her kitchen in Washington DC as her "kitchen slave" or in the French kitchen brigade vernacular, I teeter between commis, tournant or marmiton.

    Baltiblogs

  • _marmiton_, or assistant-cook, self-styled an 'Emir of the Lebanon;' the

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

  • A friend of mine gained a considerable wager upon an experiment of this kind; the petit-maitre ate of fourteen different plates, besides the dessert, then disparaged the cook, declaring he was no better than a marmiton, or turnspit.”

    Travels through France and Italy

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