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counterman

[koun-ter-man]
noun, plural count·er·men.
  1. a person who waits on customers from behind a counter, as in a cafeteria.
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Origin of counterman

First recorded in 1850–55; counter1 + man1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for counterman

Historical Examples

  • The counterman took the bill and walked to the cash register.

    Smugglers' Reef

    John Blaine

  • He'd expected a rejection, but the counterman only shrugged.

    Badge of Infamy

    Lester del Rey

  • The counterman stared at him, obviously spotting his Earth origin.

    Badge of Infamy

    Lester del Rey

  • The counterman did not like kids, but he put away his dislike at the sight of Jimmy's money.

    The Fourth R

    George Oliver Smith

  • 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.

    Smugglers' Reef

    John Blaine