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[sel-er-muh n]
noun, plural cel·lar·men.
  1. a person who is in charge of the alcoholic-beverage supply of a hotel or restaurant.
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Origin of cellarman

First recorded in 1650–60; cellar + -man
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Historical Examples of cellarman

  • Use, ask for, take from my larder what you like; I appoint you cellarman.

    The Captiva and The Mostellaria


  • The second night we had a third cellarman, leader of one of the outlying huts now being abandoned every day.

  • The malcontent was employed as cellarman to a wine and spirit merchant or publican with large wine vaults.

  • The cellarman went first with a light; at the bottom of the staircase he unlocked the wine cellar and went in—still first.

  • On one occasion he sent for the cellarman, and complained that a particular bottling was not to his palate.

    The Canterbury Puzzles

    Henry Ernest Dudeney