- a person who waits on customers from behind a counter, as in a cafeteria.
Origin of counterman
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Examples from the Web for counterman
The counterman took the bill and walked to the cash register.
He'd expected a rejection, but the counterman only shrugged.
The counterman stared at him, obviously spotting his Earth origin.
The counterman did not like kids, but he put away his dislike at the sight of Jimmy's money.The Fourth R
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The counterman came up and wiped the counter clean in front of him with a rag that might have been white once upon a time.