I asked our waiter what was in them, and the only ingredient he would disclose was “garlic.”
The quartet is presented with a pitcher of syrup, which the waiter advises we apply “temperately, but not timidly.”
His violent temper once led him to assault a waiter over the way his artichokes were seasoned.
“If you are a waiter, you can make twice as much in Austin relative to Flint,” remarked Moretti.
As he was about to offer some to Abu Hassar, our waiter came over.
He caught the arm of the waiter who was going round with the champagne bottle.
Finally, he worked as waiter to get money to start for himself.
I crossed to the tea-room, and, encountering a waiter, drew him aside.
I am the waiter, sir, and gets only what strangers see fit to give me.
Speak to the waiter in a distinct, but not in too loud a voice, and always civilly.
late 14c., "attendant, watchman," agent noun from wait (v.). Sense of "servant who waits at tables" is from late 15c., originally in reference to household servants; in reference to inns, eating houses, etc., it is attested from 1660s.