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or barkeep

[bahr-kee-per or bahr-keep] /ˈbɑrˌki pər or ˈbɑrˌkip/
a person who owns or manages a bar where alcoholic beverages are sold.
a bartender.
Origin of barkeeper
First recorded in 1705-15; bar1 + keeper Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Crumpling them in his hand he walked to the bar and tossed them to the barkeeper.

    'Firebrand' Trevison Charles Alden Seltzer
  • And where so many are saying their say, shall not the barkeeper testify?

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He nodded to the barkeeper, who supplied him with a dirty looking bottle and a wet glass.

    Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist John T. McIntyre
  • "No, I'll be just damned if I am," said the barkeeper, half-conquered.

  • The barkeeper permits them to sit about the stove and by shivering invite the sympathy of transient customers.

    How the Other Half Lives Jacob A. Riis
  • Behind him, in a darkened room, a barkeeper was wiping the bar with a clean cloth.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • A committee waited upon the barkeeper, reimbursed him for his losses and warned him to never more sell liquor in that settlement.

    Unfettered Sutton E. Griggs
  • He heard his companion say a word to the barkeeper, and then go out.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • "You can search me," was the barkeeper's subtle way of disavowing all knowledge of Mr. Bud's future intentions.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens
  • Mink was not in sight, but the barkeeper stood rigidly on duty.

    They of the High Trails Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for barkeeper


another name (esp US) for barman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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