- (usually in direct address) a waiter in a restaurant.
- a boy or a young unmarried man.
- a male employee or servant.
Examples from the Web for garcon
There was no one about, but under an electric bell was written Garcon.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
There, when the garcon had left them, they sat near the windows hand in hand.Child of a Century, Complete
Alfred de Musset
They should both, garcon and cashier, be discharged on the spot.Europe Revised
Irvin S. Cobb
And he had answered her: "I think I feel that too, garcon Carterette."The Battle Of The Strong, Complete
With these pious feelings I let down the glass, and called out to the garcon for a glass of brandy and a cigar.The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete
Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
- a waiter or male servant, esp if French
Word Origin and History for garcon
"boy," c.1300, from Old French garçun (11c.; Modern French garçon) "menial, servant-boy, page; man of base condition," originally objective case of gars, perhaps from Frankish *wrakjo (cf. Old High German recko, Old Saxon wrekkio "a banished person, exile;" English wretch). Meaning "waiter" (especially one in a French restaurant) is from 1788.