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cellarman

[sel-er-muh n] /ˈsɛl ər mən/
noun, plural cellarmen.
1.
a person who is in charge of the alcoholic-beverage supply of a hotel or restaurant.
Origin of cellarman
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; cellar + -man
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  • Use, ask for, take from my larder what you like; I appoint you cellarman.

  • The second night we had a third cellarman, leader of one of the outlying huts now being abandoned every day.

  • The malcontent was employed as cellarman to a wine and spirit merchant or publican with large wine vaults.

  • The cellarman went first with a light; at the bottom of the staircase he unlocked the wine cellar and went in—still first.

  • On one occasion he sent for the cellarman, and complained that a particular bottling was not to his palate.

    The Canterbury Puzzles

    Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • "It is last year's wine," said our cellarman, returning with a bottle and drawing the cork.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • For a moment he turned upon the cellarman almost as scared a look as the cellarman turned upon him.

    No Thoroughfare Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins

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