- a woman who bartends; bartender.
Origin of barmaid
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Examples from the Web for barmaid
The barmaid, who was polishing her spirit measures, looked at him curiously.People of Position
Stanley Portal Hyatt
W—k may stand for Wyck, and S—l for Sal, for that is the barmaid's name.
"I beg your pardon, sir," answered the barmaid, coming forward.
"Brandy and soda, please," said May, as she squeezed the barmaid's hand on the sly.
I got a job today—barmaid, on your beat, where being your wife helps.Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
- a woman who serves in a pub
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Word Origin and History for barmaid
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