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waiter

[wey-ter] /ˈweɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person, especially a man, who waits on tables, as in a restaurant.
2.
a tray for carrying dishes, a tea service, etc.; salver.
3.
a person who waits or awaits.
4.
Obsolete. an attendant.
verb (used without object)
5.
to work or serve as a waiter:
to waiter in a restaurant.
Origin of waiter
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at wait, -er1
Related forms
waiterless, adjective
Usage note
See -person.
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British Dictionary definitions for waitered

waiter

/ˈweɪtə/
noun
1.
a man whose occupation is to serve at table, as in a restaurant
2.
an attendant at the London Stock Exchange or Lloyd's who carries messages: the modern equivalent of waiters who performed these duties in the 17th-century London coffee houses in which these institutions originated
3.
a person who waits
4.
a tray or salver on which dishes, etc, are carried
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Word Origin and History for waitered

waiter

n.

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.

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