Definitions

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  • noun A chef's assistant, kitchen boy.

Etymologies

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From French marmiton

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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, Complete Series I, II, and III

  • 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.

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

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  • 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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