[bahr-kee-per or bahr-keep]
- a person who owns or manages a bar where alcoholic beverages are sold.
- a bartender.
Origin of barkeeper
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Examples from the Web for barkeep
You need a drink: a summer-y beverage that the barkeep knowingly slides towards you at your favorite watering hole.The Hamptons Hot List: Where to Eat, What to Drink, and How to Get Your Beach on This Summer
May 24, 2014
But there's a barkeep in my saloon—or was—who kept them posted.A Woman for Mayor
Helen M. Winslow
Come on, barkeep, an' slip us another round of this here inebriatin' fluid.Prairie Flowers
James B. Hendryx
"You guys hold on and don't drink up yet," growled the barkeep.
The barkeep's face was pure sunshine when he turned to the aliens again.
Casey was the Officers Club barkeep and much-beribboned mixologist.Next Door, Next World
Robert Donald Locke
- another name (esp US) for barman
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Word Origin and History for barkeep
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