Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[koun-ter-man] /ˈkaʊn tərˌmæn/
noun, plural countermen.
a person who waits on customers from behind a counter, as in a cafeteria.
Origin of counterman
First recorded in 1850-55; counter1 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for counterman
Historical Examples
  • The counterman took the bill and walked to the cash register.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • The counterman stared at him, obviously spotting his Earth origin.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
  • He'd expected a rejection, but the counterman only shrugged.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
  • The counterman did not like kids, but he put away his dislike at the sight of Jimmy's money.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
  • The counterman came up and wiped the counter clean in front of him with a rag that might have been white once upon a time.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • The counterman handed Rick a dollar in change and gave the mate some smaller change.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • Quickly, as the mate approached, he fished out a dollar and thrust it at the counterman.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for counterman

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for counterman

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for counterman