- a person who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar.
Origin of bartender
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Examples from the Web for bartender
Bartender and writer Craig Bridger recalls his first visit to Speyside.
I was a bartender in New York City for the better part of ten years.
Matt, a bartender at the San Francisco Rose, echoed that sentiment.Dallas: A Journal of the Plague City
October 17, 2014
Why, then, does working in one almost guarantee a waitress, hostess, or bartender will be at the receiving end of such harassment?Waitressing Is One of the Worst Jobs for Sexual Harassment
October 8, 2014
He was a bartender at the time and started telling his jokes in the bar.A Full-Length Bill Cosby Portrait: From Track Star to Ugly Sweaters
September 24, 2014
But sweet beyond words had been this speech from the bartender.
"I know you need a drink," said the bartender, looking at Andrew again.
The bartender winked at Yates as he shoved the decanter over to the newcomer.In the Midst of Alarms
At any rate, he displayed an attitude that afternoon which startled even his bartender.The Golden Woman
The bartender was at the other end of the bar, far away from the scene of action.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
- mainly US and Canadian a person who serves in a bar
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Word Origin and History for bartender
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