- a person who owns or manages a bar where alcoholic beverages are sold.
- a bartender.
Origin of barkeeper
Examples from the Web for barkeeper
Historical Examples of barkeeper
Behind him, in a darkened room, a barkeeper was wiping the bar with a clean cloth.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The barkeeper handed over a pack which had been reposing in a cigar-box.The Mystery of Murray Davenport
Robert Neilson Stephens
He heard his companion say a word to the barkeeper, and then go out.Paul Prescott's Charge
Mink was not in sight, but the barkeeper stood rigidly on duty.They of the High Trails
"You have had enough for one night, it seems to me," remarked the barkeeper.The Expressman and the Detective
- another name (esp US) for barman