- a person in charge of waiters, busboys, etc., in a restaurant or dining car.
Origin of headwaiter
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Examples from the Web for head-waiter
The head-waiter at the hotel knew him, for he had often lunched there.The White Lie
William Le Queux
When the time came to serve the wine, the head-waiter went first to Grant.How to Succeed
Orison Swett Marden
He took the part of the inspector and began a violent discussion with the head-waiter.
The gentleman in the frock-coat and the head-waiter left the house.
They all detected the 'head-waiter' at the Union Company's rancho.