bartender

[ bahr-ten-der ]
/ ˈbɑrˌtɛn dər /

noun

a person who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar.

Origin of bartender

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; bar1 + tender3
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British Dictionary definitions for bartender

bartender

/ (ˈbɑːˌtɛndə) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian a person who serves in a bar
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Word Origin and History for bartender

bartender


n.

also bar-tender; 1836, American English, from bar (n.2) + agent noun of tend (v.2).

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