A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (chief male servant of a household)
a. butler
Tras la entrevista con el duque, el mayordomo nos acompañó a la puerta.After the interview with the duke, the butler accompanied us to the door.
b. majordomo
El mayordomo nos hizo entrar en un salón.The majordomo led us into a drawing room.
2. (administrator of a property)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. steward
El mayordomo niega el acceso a la finca a todos los desconocidos.The steward won't let any strangers onto the ranch.
3. (person in charge of a group of workers) (Andes)
a. foreman
Aunque contrataban a vaqueros, el mayordomo no quería darnos trabajo.Even though they were taking on cowboys, the foreman was unwilling to give us any work.
4. (religious)
a. administrator
En nuestra hermandad, el mayordomo está allí para servir y para gestionar los recursos.In our brotherhood, the administrator is there to serve and to manage resources.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. butler
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[de casa] butler; [de hacienda] steward; (S. Cone) (capataz) foreman; (And) (criado) servant; (Latinoamérica) (Religión) patron (saint);
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